Biden inauguration: Trump expected to issue flurry of pardons before leaving office – live

10.24am GMT

If Joe Biden’s aim is, as reported, to try and undo a lot of Trump administration damage in the first weeks of his presidency via executive order, he’s still getting an increasing workload of things to reverse. Troy Farah reports for us this morning as part of our This land is your land series on an 11th-hour plan to strip California desert of its protections.

The outgoing Trump administration is proposing to strip away protections for millions of acres of California desert, threatening damage to Joshua trees, desert tortoises and landmarks.

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10.16am GMT

If that is how Trump is expected to end his time in office, we already have a clue as to how Joe Biden will start his time in office – by cancelling the $9bn Keystone XL pipeline.

The words “rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit” appear on a list of executive actions likely to be scheduled for the first day of Biden’s presidency, according to an earlier report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Related: Life on the Keystone XL route: where opponents fear the ‘black snake’

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