NPR – Western Wildfires May Take Weeks To Months To Contain

The Guardian – US Senators unveil text of $1tn bipartisan infrastructure bill

Oregon Live – 100 years after US soldiers drove them out, Nez Perce return to bless Oregon homeland

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

Indian Country Today – Memo to Biden Administration: Less talk, more action

USA Today – Progress made but western wildfires continue to bring poor air quality across US  

CNN – Lawmakers consider withholding housing funds from tribes that discriminate against descendants of enslaved people 

The Hill – ‘The land is us’ – Tribal activist turns from Keystone XL to Line 3 

ABC News – Air pollution remained higher in minority communities during the pandemic, revealing persistent health disparities

High Country News – How yellowcake shaped the West 

KNOE News – Microplastic air pollution study continues during pandemic

The Hill – EPA announces new members of science board after firing Trump appointees

Law360 – Okla. Gov. Names New AG amid Jurisdiction Fight With Tribes

Law360 – Senator Calls For Better Native American Infrastructure

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

Bloomberg News – Infrastructure Deal Includes Billions to Fight Climate Change

New York Times – Climate in the infrastructure bill: A substantial investment in resilience

High Country News – Climate change wreaks havoc on the electricity grid 

The Hill – Five key energy components of the bipartisan infrastructure bill

The Hill – ‘The land is us’ — Tribal activist turns from Keystone XL to Line 3

CPR News – Methane From Abandoned Coal Mines Could Be Key To Fight Climate Change – If Only It Made More Money Energy – DOE Awards $12 Million to Tribal Communities to Maximize Deployment of Energy Technology

Reuters – Two U.S. companies seek extension of trump-era solar tariffs

New York Times – Biden’s Climate Plans Are Stunted After Dejected Experts Fled Trump

NBC News – Earth’s energy imbalance removes almost all doubt from human-made climate change

CNN – Curbing climate change is auto mechanics, not rocket science

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Greenwire – How Biden’s EPA waste office pick could bolster equity goals

Energy News Network – Social cost of methane changes the equation for Colorado utility policy

Reuters – Biden wants U.S. automakers to pledge 40% electric vehicles by 2030 – sources

Indoor Air Quality

The Conversation – Air pollution exposure is shifting from outdoor to indoor – here’s why

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