NTAA News!

NTAA hosted a Clean School Bus Workshop last Thursday with special guests California Congresswoman Katie Porter, Alejandra Nunez, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mobile Sources, Office of Air and Radiation, and World Resources Institute Representative Brittany Barrett. A recording is now available on the NTAA website.

Top Stories

Reuters – U.S. Senate passes $430 bln climate change, tax, drug pricing bill; sends to House

Gizmodo – China Halts Climate Talks With U.S.

EPA – EPA Announces Initial Availability of $11 Million for Technical Assistance Centers to Support Underserved Communities

U.S. DOT – Thriving Communities Program

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

Native News Online – Native News Weekly (August 7, 2022): D.C. Briefs

Utility Dive – Inflation Reduction Act would spur 42% US carbon emissions cut by 2030: Princeton-led study

The Hill – Two in three Americans support spending more federal funds on communities hurt by pollution: poll

Climate Change/Energy

CBS News – Due to climate change, Nevada says goodbye to grass

CNN ­– How the climate bill could save you money on electricity, cars and appliances

Markety Watch – ‘Clean energy’ hiring in solar, wind and EVs expands in red and blue states. Enter your zip code to see where the jobs are.

CNBC – As climate change threatens more homes, some properties are getting too costly to insure

Yale Climate Connection – Geothermal heating and cooling: Renewable energy’s hidden gem

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Electrek – Electric F-150 Lightnings save the day with power in Kentucky flood response

Yale Climate Connections – Electrifying transportation reduces emissions AND saves massive amounts of energy

Utility Dive – Ford expands EV battery sourcing pool as supply concerns mount

Environmental Health News – PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking

Indoor Air Quality

Shaw Local – Improve your Indoor Air Quality – Clean Air

K-12 Dive – Hawaii finds poor air quality in 10% of classrooms

The Conversation – Articles on Indoor Air Quality