Joseph R. Biden Jr. has become the president-elect and will take office in January, heralding a seismic shift in energy and climate policy from the executive branch.

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However, any major legislation could be stymied by a divided Congress, assuming Republicans retain their majority in the Senate, while executive actions could be challenged by a more conservative federal judiciary.

Oil and gas industry groups including the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and American Petroleum Institute (API) welcomed Biden and vice president elect Kamala Harris. INGAA stressed the importance of natural gas in facilitating the energy transition.

“We congratulate President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris and look forward to working with their administration to...