Keely Brewer, The Daily Memphian
President Biden signed an executive order in January 2021 representing the biggest federal commitment to environmental justice in the nation’s history. It’s intended to help communities like Lavigne’s achieve their clean energy goals and more, all while keeping the most vulnerable communities in mind.
A climate study released during one of the hottest summers on record predicts a 125-degree “extreme heat belt” will stretch across a quarter of the country by 2053. The hottest cities, according to the study, will be Kansas City, Mo.; St. Louis; Memphis, Tenn.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Chicago.