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Biden administration to seek ways to protect people from extreme heat By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Joe Biden attends a Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate meeting (MEF) on Climate Change. The event was held from the White House auditorium in Washington on September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday ordered his administration to seek ways to ensure people are protected from extreme heat, including through work-related rules and other cooling efforts.

Biden said that federal departments and agencies will ensure Americans have safe and healthy workplaces, offer cooling assistance for homes and neighborhoods and work in coordination with state and local authorities to address this threat.

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