President Biden's Executive Orders On Climate Change : Consider This from NPR This past week, President Biden signed executive orders that represent his administration's first actions in the fight against climate change. Some changes will take longer than others — and many more will not be possible without help from Congress.

Correspondent Lauren Sommer of NPR's climate team explains the likelihood of that happening — and what Biden could do if it doesn't.

NPR's Kirk Siegler reports from Wyoming on Biden's ban on federal oil and gas leasing. Most of the oil and gas drilled in Wyoming comes from federal land and communities there are bracing for job losses and school funding cuts.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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After Biden's First Actions On Climate Change, How Much More Can He Do Alone?

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After Biden's First Actions On Climate Change, How Much More Can He Do Alone?

After Biden's First Actions On Climate Change, How Much More Can He Do Alone?

After Biden's First Actions On Climate Change, How Much More Can He Do Alone?

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Vice President Harris and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry watch as President Biden signs executive orders on climate change last Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Harris and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry watch as President Biden signs executive orders on climate change last Wednesday.

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This past week, President Biden signed executive orders that represent his administration's first actions in the fight against climate change. Some changes will take longer than others — and many more will not be possible without help from Congress.

Correspondent Lauren Sommer of NPR's climate team explains the likelihood of that happening — and what Biden could do if it doesn't.

NPR's Kirk Siegler reports from Wyoming on Biden's ban on federal oil and gas leasing. Most of the oil and gas drilled in Wyoming comes from federal land and communities there are bracing for job losses and school funding cuts.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Neela Banerjee, Jennifer Ludden and Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.