Interior Secretary Deb Haaland revoked a dozen orders issued under the previous administration promoting fossil fuel extraction on public lands and waters and issued a separate directive establishing a Climate Task Force to coordinate the prioritization of climate change in agency decision making. The task force will work to ensure  “climate change is appropriately analyzed, and that Tribes and environmental justice communities are appropriately engaged,” the order said. The rescinded orders included one promoting drilling in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve and another which revoked a Trump-era ban on federal coal leasing implemented under the Obama administration. Haaland’s actions come as the Interior Department is becoming a focal point in efforts to address climate change — and efforts to stymie those efforts — across the federal government. (Orders: New York Times $, E&E $, AP, Reuters; Political flashpoint: Washington Post $)