Biden administration launches environmental justice office
Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, President Joe Biden’s top environment official has returned to what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution.
Biden restores California's power to set car emissions rules
The Biden administration is restoring California’s authority to set its own tailpipe pollution standards for cars, reversing a Trump administration policy and likely ushering in stricter emissions standards for new passenger vehicles nationwide.
EPA moves to crack down on dangerous coal ash storage ponds
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking its first major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-burning power plants, ordering utilities to stop dumping waste into unlined storage ponds and speed up plans to close leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash sites.
The Atlantic Announces NBCUniversal News Group as Exclusive Media Partner of The Atlantic Festival
NBC News journalists Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Harry Smith, and Kelly O’Donnell to moderate festival interviews with EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, Senator Marco Rubio, Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, and the cast and producers of American Rusttheatlantic.com