TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of February 3, 2021

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NTAA has published a fact sheet as part of a Policy Resource Kit to help Tribes respond to EPA’s Updated Indoor airPLUS Version 2 building specifications. This updated version revises specifications for the new construction market and expands project eligibility to include multifamily buildings of all heights. Approved Indoor airPLUS labeled homes and apartments provide peace of mind to home buyers and renters seeking to keep their family healthy. NTAA is preparing a template letter that Tribes can use to comment. You can click here to view the fact sheet released today. Comments are due into EPA by March 17th

Politico – EPA nominee hits the Hill today

*Editor’s Note: You can watch today’s confirmation hearing today at 2pm ET here.

The Hill – Court rules against fast-track of Trump EPA’s ‘secret science’ rule

NY Times – Biden, Emphasizing Job Creation, Signs Sweeping Climate Actions

KLAW – As COVID Spreads Through Indian Country, Communities Work To Save Elders & Native Languages

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

Indian Country Today – Joe Biden: ‘Tribal sovereignty will be a cornerstone’

The Hill – Biden signals major shift on regulations with first-day orders

The Hill – Court strikes down part of rule easing pollution standard implementation

Vox – Trump’s environmental legacy suffers two major court losses

High Country News – The fight for an equitable energy economy for the Navajo Nation

The Conversation – Biden has pledged to advance environmental justice – here’s how the EPA can start

CNN – Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of irreversible sight loss, study finds

The Dickinson Press – ‘Truth, healing and reconciliation’ bill aims to bring tribes, North Dakota together

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

Bloomberg Green – Climate Experts Game Out Biden’s 2035 Goal in a Split Senate

Scientific American – Five Things in Biden’s Climate Day Orders That Flew Under the Radar

Scientific American – Earth Day Summit Will Mark U.S. Return to Global Climate Talks

Forbes – U.S. Will Profit From Eliminating Carbon Emissions ‘Even If You Don’t Care About Climate’

High North News – Alaskan Tribes applaud protection of the Northern Bering Sea

Toxics/Mobile Sources

NY Times – G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

Scientific American – EPA Races to Draft Interim Vehicle Standards for CO2

Indian Country Today – Great interruption could end pipelines

Indoor Air Quality

Navajo-Hopi Observer – Sen. Mark Kelly said one goal is to work with tribes in Arizona on COVID-19

Canadian Architect – What every architect needs to know about air and SarsCov2

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