TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of January 31 – February 3, 2023

NTAA NEWS!

NEW! Greetings from the TAMS Center!  We are announcing a call for nominations for the Virgil Masayesva Environmental Excellence Award and for two (2) open positions on the TAMS Steering Committee.  Further information and the nomination forms are online and can be accessed at the TAMS Website:

Nominations Forms:

TAMS Steering Committee Nomination Form

https://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tams/docs/forms/TAMSSCNomForm_022023.docx

https://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tams/SCommittee/SC_overview

 Deadline for TAMS SC Nominations – February 17, 2023

 

Virgil Masayesva Tribal Air Programs Excellence Award

https://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tams/docs/forms/TAMS-VMAward-NomForm_2023.docx

Deadline for the VM Award Nominations – March 24, 2023

 

Top Stories

The Hill – Are EPA programs creating more barriers for polluted communities?The New York Times – Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ EPA Struggles with its Mission

The EOP Inflation Reduction Act guidebook is live and an excellent resource for stakeholders!  IRA webpage with the “living guidebook” and links to the PDF and downloadable data set: https://www.whitehouse.gov/cleanenergy/inflation-reduction-act-guidebook/

NACAA – Washington Update

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

The Daily Yonder – A Vision for Tribal Sovereignty through Sustainable Energy

EPA – EPA takes key step to stop unsafe PFAS from reentering commerce

The New Yorker – How Native Americans Will Shape the Future of Water in the West

Climate Change/Energy

Climate Connections – Dozens of billion-dollar weather disasters hit Earth in 2022

High Country News – In a warming world, California’s trees keep dying

Politico – Hawaii youth push climate claims in court

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Trains – G&W locomotives to scrap or upgrade per EPA decree in 2023

Climate Connections – Can EVs meet the needs of rural drivers? Increasingly, the answer is yes.

King 5 – This Washington study might make you think twice about your makeup choices

Indoor Air Quality

Vox – The war over gas stoves hides easier ways to fix indoor air pollution

The Guardian – These homes replaced their gas stoves – and saw a huge drop in indoor pollution

Connecticut Education Association – CT Voters Support Changes to Improve School Health

2023-02-01T20:25:07+00:00February 1st, 2023|TOP STORIES & HEADLINES|

TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of January 23 – 27, 2023

NTAA NEWS!

Top Stories

NY Times – Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ E.P.A. Struggles With Its Mission

E&E – EPA Unveils 100M for Environmental Justice

The EOP Inflation Reduction Act guidebook is live and an excellent resource for stakeholders!  IRA webpage with the “living guidebook” and links to the PDF and downloadable data set: https://www.whitehouse.gov/cleanenergy/inflation-reduction-act-guidebook/

 

Upcoming informational webinar on the newly released Request for Applications for the Environmental Justice Government-to-Government Cooperative Agreements (G2G).

There are two tribal government “tracks” in this program:  $20 million available to all federal recognized tribes, and $10 million available to “remote tribes.” Date Time (Eastern Time) Zoom Webinar Information:

January 26, 2023 (EJG2G Live Webinar) 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET Zoom Webinar Format – Applicants may ask general questions about this RFA. Visit the following link for log-in information: Join the January 26, 2023 EJG2G webinar. Registration is NOT required.

This webinar is the best way for tribes to learn about this new EPA environmental justice financial assistance program and to get answers. For more information on the EJG2G Program, Please visit: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/environmental-justice-government-government-program for more information.

 

NACAA – Washington Update

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

Bloomberg Law – EPA Settlement sets deadlines for oil and gas air toxics rules

Ohio Capital Journal – Air quality impacting maternal, infant health of Ohions

KSL – Utah sir quality has been good, but that may change soon

Climate Change/Energy

CT Mirror – Air pollution can affect health. Climate change is worsening both

Yale Climate Connection – Researchers study how to help forests thrive in a warmer climate

Yahoo News – Secretary of energy praises Texas’s green energy production surpassing California’s

Now This News – Experts: Climate change could mean more polar bear attacks on humans

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Yale Climate Connections – Myths about fossil fuels and renewable energy are circulating again. Don’t buy them.

KOMO News – 50 years after the Clean Water Act, toxic substances are still dumped in US waterways

Inside Climate News – NOAA Climate Scientists cruise Washington and Baltimore for Hotspots – of Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollutants

Indoor Air Quality

Vancouver Sun – Parents demand B.C. schools do more to improve air quality

Clean Link – Fast Facts: How vacuum filtration helps improve indoor air

GBH – Worried about indoor air pollution from gas stovetops? Try induction cooktops

2023-01-25T18:50:42+00:00January 25th, 2023|TOP STORIES & HEADLINES|

TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of January 16 – 20, 2023

NTAA NEWS!

 

Top Stories

The Guardian – Atmospheric dust may have hidden true extent of global heating

The Guardian – How fracking is taking its toll on Argentina’s indigenous people

E&E – EPA Unveils 100M for Environmental Justice

The EOP Inflation Reduction Act guidebook is live and an excellent resource for stakeholders!  IRA webpage with the “living guidebook” and links to the PDF and downloadable data set: https://www.whitehouse.gov/cleanenergy/inflation-reduction-act-guidebook/

IRA Guidebook PDF – https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Inflation-Reduction-Act-Guidebook.pdf

Information for IRA and other competitive grants –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DsRrod7XKk

NACAA – Washington Update

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

Environmental Defense Fund – EPA Methane Proposal makes critical progress but work remains to Quickly Finalize Protective Standards

PBS News – Researchers look for link between air pollution and brain disease

Yale Climate Connections – Breathe easier during wildfire season with this inexpensive air filter

NPR – Grassroots efforts bring Firewood to Hopi People

Climate Change/Energy

NPR – California storms bring more heavy rain, flooding and power outages

Yale Climate Solutions – How artists can raise awareness of climate risks and solutions

Yale Climate Solutions – The US had 18 different billion dollar weather disasters in 2022

Toxics/Mobile Sources

CleanTechnica – EPA Requirement keeps Electric Buses out of low-income Schools

KNKX –New state study fuels renewed efforts to ban toxic chemicals from cosmetics in Washington

MIT Technology Review – How old batteries will help power tomorrow’s EVs

Indoor Air Quality

The Washington Post – 6 Ways to Improve your home’s air quality this Winter

The Weather Channel – Indoor Air Pollution Could be Up to Five Times Worse than Outdoor Air Pollution, Say Experts

MindBodyGreen – How a minimalist lifestyle can help improve your air quality

2023-01-18T17:26:03+00:00January 18th, 2023|TOP STORIES & HEADLINES|

TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of January 9 – 13, 2023

NTAA NEWS!

REMINDER! Call for proposals for NTFAQ 2023 is open until January 27th! All applications are welcome!  https://forms.gle/GXLS8QztLLMs5H518

Join the national conversation on how Tribes are implementing the Clean Air Act in partnership with the U.S. EPA to improve air quality in our communities. Forum organizers are actively seeking proposals for presentations, trainings, and other informational sessions that support our NTFAQ conference goals! Proposals should relate to air quality topics relevant to tribal stakeholders and should discuss direct experiences and/or original research.

Timeline:

Presentation Proposals Due:  January 27th, 2023

Letter of Notification (will include instructions and timeline): February 20th, 2023.

If you have questions about the agenda, presentation options, or other ways to participate in the event, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Top Stories

EPA.gov – EPA Proposes to Strengthen Air Quality Standards to Protect the Public from Harmful Effects of Soot

E&E – EPA Unveils 100M for Environmental Justice

The EOP Inflation Reduction Act guidebook is live and an excellent resource for stakeholders!  IRA webpage with the “living guidebook” and links to the PDF and downloadable data set: https://www.whitehouse.gov/cleanenergy/inflation-reduction-act-guidebook/

IRA Guidebook PDF: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Inflation-Reduction-Act-Guidebook.pdf

NACAA – Washington Update

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

Environmental Defense Fund – EPA Methane Proposal makes critical progress but work remains to Quickly Finalize Protective Standards

CNN Health – EPA proposes new rule to crack down on deadly air pollution

Healio – Air pollution associated with nonviral asthma attacks among urban youth

Earthjustice – Why your Air Quality Matters and how you can fix It

NRDC – Local air quality monitoring lagging across U.S., NRDC Finds

Climate Change/Energy

GreenWire – Great Salt Lake could vanish in 5 years, report says

University of California – UC awards $16.4M in grants to address climate change, health inequities

USGS – National Climate Action Science Center Collaborates on New Tribal Climate Resilience Assessment Report

NPR – Climate change makes heat waves, storms and droughts worse, climate report confirms

E&E Climatewire – How sending climate aid abroad helps the U.S.

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Geek Wire – Washington, Oregon, join California in requiring all new vehicle sales to be EVs by 2035

E&E – How carmakers are crafting the EV-charging experience

E&E – EPA inks deal to clean up Keystone spill

The Hill – Biden Officials lay out Roadmap for Net Zero Transportation by 2050

Indoor Air Quality

The Guardian – Too many smelly candles? Here’s how scents impact the air quality in your home

Harvard Business Review – Designing Buildings that are both Well-Ventilated and Green

Los Angeles Times – U.S. Safety Agency to Consider ban on gas stoves amid health fears

2023-01-11T17:32:14+00:00January 11th, 2023|TOP STORIES & HEADLINES|

TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of January 2 – 6, 2023

NTAA News!

The NTAA is excited to present the 2022 Status of Tribal Air Report! A recording of yesterday’s STAR release webinar is available on NTAA’s website.

Call for proposals for NTFAQ 2023 is now open! https://forms.gle/GXLS8QztLLMs5H518

Top Stories

CNBC – The U.S Passed a Historic Climate Deal this Year – Here’s a Recap of what’s in the Bill

NACAA – Washington Update

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

AP News – EPA Investigating Colorado for Discriminatory Air Pollution

The New York Times – EPA Tightens Rules on Pollution from Vans, Buses, and Trucks

Reuters – Environmental Cases to Watch in 2023

E&E – EPA Clampdown on Soot Pollution Imminent

Climate Change/Energy

VOX – 5 Doable Resolutions for US Climate Policy in 2023

AP News – Northern Arizona Tribe to get Federal Aid for Flood Damage

Inside Climate News – Snapshots, Hotshots, and Moonshots: Images of Climate Change in 2022

Canary Media – Huge Opportunities and Huge Threats Loom for US Clean Energy in 2023

NPR – California Offshore Wind Promises a new Gold Rush while Slashing Emissions

Toxics/Mobile Sources

WHYY – Delaware could join California in 2035 ban on sales of gas-powered cars

Bloomberg – 2023 Will be the Year of the Electric SUV

Indoor Air Quality

Propmodo – Indoor Air Quality is Important for Mental Health Too

Pressherald – How to Improve your Indoor Air Quality

2023-01-11T17:35:44+00:00January 4th, 2023|TOP STORIES & HEADLINES|

TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of December 19 – 23, 2022

NTAA News!

The NTAA is excited to present the 2022 Status of Tribal Air Report! A recording of yesterday’s STAR release webinar is available on NTAA’s website.

Call for proposals for NTFAQ 2023 is now open! https://forms.gle/GXLS8QztLLMs5H518

Top Stories

Reuters – Hazardous storm system hit United States ahead of winter holidays

The Hill – 3M will phase out its ‘forever chemical’ production by 2025

Native News Online – RESPECT Act Passes House of Representatives, Will Go To President’s Desk for Signing

Alaska Public – Alaska, source of carbon-emitting fossil fuels, aims to raise money by storing carbon

Native News Online – Native News Weekly (December 18, 2022): D.C. Briefs

E&E News – EPA revokes Trump-era air permitting policy

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

E&E News – End of the line for permitting bill, but 2023 fight looms

CNN – California regulators approve plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045

E&E News – EPA overhauls chemical reviews to boost transparency

EPA – EPA Announces FY 2022 Enforcement and Compliance Accomplishments

AP News – Scientists: Atmospheric carbon might turn lakes more acidic

Reuters – U.S. biofuels proposal would lift near-term greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says

This week’s NACAA Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

Climate Signals – Arctic Amplification

Bloomberg – High US Power Prices Risk Squeezing Coal in Grid Auction

NPR – The Keystone pipeline leaked in Kansas. What makes this spill so bad?

New Republic – This Year’s Big Breakthroughs on Climate

AP News – Manchin bid to speed energy permits to reemerge in 2023

The Hill – Fusion breakthrough will lead to investments, but its use won’t come overnight 

Utility Dive – After substation attacks, FERC orders NERC to consider increasing grid security requirements

Toxics/Mobile Sources

The Washington Post – Postal Service will electrify trucks by 2026 in climate win for Biden

Vox – America’s most important EV is also its goofiest

Mongabay – Coffee capsules: Brewing up an (in)convenient storm of waste

Bloomberg – Raw Lithium Exports Banned in Zimbabwe as Demand and Prices Soar

Grist – A rare Nevada flower gets ‘endangered’ status, raising questions for a proposed lithium mine

Reuters – EV tax credit complexity pressures deadlines on U.S. Treasury rule-writing

Reuters – Exclusive: PepsiCo to roll out 100 Tesla Semis in 2023, exec says

CNBC – When searching for a flight, be wary of offers to add your climate impact to the ticket price

EPA – EPA Updates New Chemical Review Program Webpage, Metrics, Affirming Commitment to Increased Transparency

Utility Dive – New clean energy investments have topped $40B since the IRA passed, report says

Indoor Air Quality

Yale Climate Connections – How to save on winter home heating costs

KSL News – Indoor air quality can impact risk of viral transmission

Nexus Media News – Gas Stoves Taking a Toll on Our Health

The Hill – Consumer safety board to weigh regulations on gas stoves

2022-12-21T17:46:43+00:00December 21st, 2022|TOP STORIES & HEADLINES|

TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of December 12 – 16, 2022

NTAA News!

The NTAA is excited to present the 2022 Status of Tribal Air Report! A recording of yesterday’s STAR release webinar is available on NTAA’s website.

Call for proposals for NTFAQ 2023 is now open! https://forms.gle/GXLS8QztLLMs5H518

Top Stories

Forbes – Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough: The Future Of Clean, Limitless Energy

WhiteHouse.gov – FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces First-Ever Federal Building Performance Standard, Catalyzes American Innovation to Lower Energy Costs, Save Taxpayer Dollars, and Cut Emissions

Indianz.com – Seating Cherokee Delegate Strengthens Sovereign Rights for All Tribes

E&E – Takeaways from the Democrats big oil Investigation

NACAA – Washington Update

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

EPA.gov – EPA Celebrates Year One Accomplishments Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Journal – EPA approves Air Quality Rules for Northern Ute Tribe in Utah

Idaho Capital Sun – Tribes seek US help to curb Canadian mining threats to Northwestern States

Climate Change/Energy

ABC News – Climate Change brings health Issues, challenges for pregnant women

USA Today – Fact Check: Misleading claim that high Northern Hemisphere snow cover means no global warming

Channel 3000 – Climate Change’s Extreme Temperatures Could Mean More Heart Deaths

E&E – EPA Plan Swaps Superpollutant for Climate-Friendly Options

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Ecowatch.com – JetBlue Says It Will Reduce Pollution Instead of Buying Carbon Offsets

CBS News – US Fuel Economy was flat in 2021, Emissions down Slightly, new EPA Report Says

Water and Waste Digest – Tribal Nations Receive $6 mil to Reduce Nutrient Pollution

Indianz.com – MSU Grant Helps Tribes Address Transportation Needs

The Independent – ‘Cancer road’: A Ford factory dumped toxic sludge on tribal land. Years later, it’s still making people sick

Indoor Air Quality

Forbes – Why the healthy buildings movement is good news for everyone

The Reflector – 6 Signs you may need a new HVAC System

USA News – Air purifiers may help the hearts of people with COPD

2022-12-14T18:19:53+00:00December 14th, 2022|TOP STORIES & HEADLINES|

TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of December 5 – 9, 2022

NTAA News!

The NTAA is excited to present the 2022 Status of Tribal Air Report! A recording of yesterday’s STAR release webinar is available on NTAA’s website.

 

Top Stories

WhiteHouse.gov – Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Support Indian Country

Florida Phoenix – At Tribal Summit, Biden Pledges Federal Commitment to Indian Country

Youtube.com – The 2022 Tribal Summit in DC can be viewed HERE

Indian Country Today – What the new Congress means for Indian Country

Indianz.com – Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president

DRG News – Biden makes new commitment at tribal nations summit

The Guardian – Democrats ditch Manchin’s ‘dirty deal’ after opposition from climate activists

NACAA – Washington Update

 

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

E&E – Committee Deadlocks on EPA Air Nominee

WAMC: North East Public Radio – Study Finds Western Wildfires Impacted Air Quality in New York

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

One Green Planet – Air Pollution Linked to Nearly-One Million Stillbirths

Politico Pro – House bill would beef up air monitoring at industrial sites

 

Climate Change/Energy

NPR – 3 Tribes Dealing with the Toll of Climate Change get $75 Million to Relocate

USDOI Press Release – Biden-Harris Administration Makes $135 Million Commitment to Support Relocation of Tribal Communities Affected by Climate Change

Inside Climate News – Car Companies Are Now Bundling EVs With Home Solar Panels. Are Customers Going to Buy?

E&E – Biden begins new phase on climate action

White House – Environmental Justice and Congressional Leaders Advocates Applaud the NEW Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool

The Washington Post – Alaska’s northernmost city posts warmest winter temperature on record

E&E – EPA has a new climate fund, who should control the money?

 

Toxics/Mobile Sources

E&E News – EPA Advances Biomass for EVs, Pushes Increase in Biofuels

E&E News – Regulators Propose Closing PFAS Loophole

LA Times – Local air regulators say it’s impossible to meet smog standards without federal help

Energy Institute at HAAS – Are Vehicle Air Pollution Standards Effective, Efficient, and Equitable?

NRDC – Electric Vehicles are Driving Rates Down

Climate Connections – New solar-powered car designed to travel up to 40 miles on sunshine alone

 

Indoor Air Quality

RETRACTION: Last week, we inadvertently shared an article for removing mold that suggested the use of Bleach. NTAA Staff and members advise against the use of Bleach and instead promote the use of Green Cleaning products and methods. ITEP offers several classes that include information on mold and indoor air quality. These courses can be found HERE.

Indoor Air – Impact of do-it-yourself air cleaner design on the reduction of simulated wildfire smoke in a controlled chamber environment

EHS Daily Advisor – Task Force Calls for Tougher Indoor Air Standards

2022-12-07T18:15:53+00:00December 7th, 2022|TOP STORIES & HEADLINES|

TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of November 28 – December 2, 2022

NTAA News!

The NTAA is excited to present the 2022 Status of Tribal Air Report! We hope that you’ll be able to join us for an informational webinar to review the 100-page report from NTAA EC members and staff. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 6th, 12-1:30pm PST or 3-4:30pm EST. Register here!

 

NTAA has just published a helpful fact sheet for Tribes: The Inflation Reduction Act and Its Potential for Tribal Participation. This fact sheet and additional resources can be found on NTAA’s Policy Resource Kit web page here. EPA and several other federal agencies are conducting Tribal consultation for Tribes on funding from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). More information can be found on this new NTAA fact sheet!

 

Top Stories

LIVE! The White House – Today, the White House is pleased to kick-off the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit. Click here to view the agenda.
The Summit will feature new Administration announcements and efforts to implement key policy initiatives supporting Tribal communities. Tune in to both days of the Summit using the links below.
            Wednesday, November 30th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4ySH0O_gJw
Thursday, December 1st: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2hcO23pl7I

 

ABC News – Biden making new commitments at Tribal Nations Summit

White House Fact Sheet – Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Support Indian Country and Native Communities Ahead of the Administration’s Second Tribal Nations Summit

AP – Biden making new commitments to Native American nations during summit

Reuters – COP27 climate summit missed chance for ambition on fossil fuels, critics say

The Guardian – Bison proliferate as Native American tribes reclaim stewardship

Indian Country Today – Mary Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full term

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

E&E News – Committee deadlocks on EPA air nominee

E&E News – Biden admin proposes methane rules for public lands

E&E News – Leaders to decide fate of spending, permitting bills

National Law Review – EPA Proposes Expedited Release of Environmental Justice Data

ABC 10 – Why cultural burning might be an answer to California’s fire season 

Oregon Public Radio – Air pollution monitoring to increase for diverse communities in Portland and on Oregon coast

American Council on Science and Health – Timing The Health Effects Of Air Pollution

East Oregonian – Umatilla tribes celebrate 40 years of Department of Natural Resources

Indian Country Today – Joye Braun, the firestorm, dies at 53

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

The Hill – Possible rail strike could send shockwaves through energy industry

Washington Post – 3 climate stories you may have missed over the Thanksgiving break

Inside Climate News – Corn Nourishes the Hopi Identity, but Climate-Driven Drought Is Stressing the Tribe’s Foods and Traditions

Inside Climate News – For Many, the Global Warming Confab That Rose in the Egyptian Desert Was a Mirage

The Hill – Climate activists set to pressure Biden with Congress divided

AP – NASA cancels greenhouse gas monitoring satellite due to cost

Gizmodo – Drought Is Killing Christmas Trees Across the U.S.

E$E News – Colorado: Capital of ‘responsibly sourced’ oil and gas

E&E News – EPA floats sharply increased social cost of carbon

E&E News – Western states ponder regional grid as renewables grow

Reuters – Puerto Rican towns sue Big Oil under RICO alleging collusion on climate denial

Toxics/Mobile Sources

E&E News – EPA skips stricter aircraft pollution regs

AP – Judge orders Enbridge, tribe to form emergency pipeline plan

Gizmodo – Shipping Emissions Are Black Friday’s Dirty Secret

KTOO – Biden administration announces $15M in climate grants for Alaska tribes

Rig Zone – Final Guidance Published for Tribes to Pick Up Orphaned Well Grant

Indian Country TodayLong battle against radioactive waste turns personal

Indoor Air Quality

New York Times – Can Sensor Technology Help Keep Office Workers Healthy?

CNBC – Is your house making you sick? 3 things you might not realize are affecting your health at home—and how to fix them

2022-11-30T17:40:12+00:00November 30th, 2022|TOP STORIES & HEADLINES|

TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of November 21 – 25, 2022

NTAA News!

REMINDER! The White House: FACT SHEET: How the Inflation Reduction Act Helps Tribal Communities

By signing the Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden is delivering on his promise to meet the climate crisis and build an economy that works for working families, including Tribal nations and American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian families. The Inflation Reduction Act lowers prescription drug costs, health care costs, and energy costs. It’s the most aggressive action we have taken to confront the climate crisis. It’ll lower the deficit and ask the super wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share. And no one making under $400,000 per year will pay a penny more in taxes. Click Here for FACT SHEET.

 

REMINDER! NTAA /EPA Air Policy Update Call

Due to holiday scheduling, the next NTAA/EPA Air Policy Call will take place in January; details and calendar invitation to come.

 

NEW!  Clean Air News in this week’s Washington Update:

  • NACAA Comments on EPA Power Sector Strategy Calls for Partnership, Urgency, and Strategic Action
  • CEQ Launches Improvements to Climate and EJ Screening Tool
  • Final Agreement Proposes Damage Fund But Does Not Commit to New GHG Reductions

 

Next week’s congressional hearings on nominations, as well as other clean air events, are included in The Week Ahead, and you can find more NACAA events calendared on AirWeb.

 

Your link to this week’s NACAA Washington Update:

https://www.4cleanair.org/newsletter/november-19-25-2022/

 

Top Stories

E&E News – White House releases environmental justice screening tool

E&E News – Why utilities resist simple upgrades to boost renewables

EPA – EPA Celebrates Year One Accomplishments Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

NPR – The EPA Awards Grants to Monitor Air Quality in Communities Hurt by Pollution

Ars Technica – https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/10/us-embassies-may-have-accidentally-improved-air-quality/

Climate Change/Energy

UN Environment Programme – Air Pollution from Wildfires Expected to Surge as World Warms

The Washington Post – COP27 Leaves World on Dangerous Warming Path Despite Historic Climate Fund

CNN – COP27 Summit Agrees to Help Climate Victims. But it does Nothing to Stop Fossil Fuels

BBC – Climate Change: Five Key Takeaways from COP27

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Wallstreet Journal – American Can’t Rely on China for its Electric Vehicles

Reuters – EV Battery Makers Race to Develop Cheaper Cell Materials, Skirting China

Utility Dive – Building out Nationwide EV Charging is Taking Longer than Consumers Think, Fuels Institute Says

C-Store Dive – How 7 C-Store Brands are Investing in EV Charging

Medical News Today – Dementia: Can Traffic-Related Air Pollution Increase Risk?

Bloomberg – US Oil Refineries find Paying Fines can be Cheaper than Cleaning Up

Indoor Air Quality

World Green Building Council – Covid-19 Brings Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Upfront

2022-11-23T18:34:30+00:00November 23rd, 2022|TOP STORIES & HEADLINES|

NATIONAL TRIBAL AIR ASSOCIATION

Our mission is to advance air quality management policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives.

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