NTAA News!

NEW! NTAA member Tribes are welcome to join a NTAA member Tribe Feedback Call on Thursday, September 15th at 2 pm ET. This call will allow NTAA members to provide their feedback to NTAA leadership and hear a briefing on NTAA’s recent meetings with EPA leadership. If you are a member and did not receive a calendar invitation, please contact NTAA’s Carolyn Kelly at Carolyn.kelly@nau.edu to get the invite!

NEW! The National Tribal Air Association is pleased to announce its newest Member Tribe. The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is a federally-recognized tribe occupying the Swinomish Reservation in Washington. They are committed to improving the lives and well-being of our tribal members through social and cultural programs, education, economic development, and resource protection. NTAA now includes 156 Tribes in the roster of NTAA member Tribes! If you and/or your Tribe wish to join NTAA, learn how to join here for free!

NEW! The National Tribal Air Association is pleased to announce its newest Policy Advisor Committee (PAC) member, Andrea Gelatt, who is Of Counsel with Jill Grant & Associates. She is experienced in environmental law and tribal issues and will assist the National Tribal Air Association with its continued mission to advance air quality management policies and programs consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives. Andrea joins NTAA’s newest Policy Advisors, Lisa Gover, and Richard Du Bey. Learn more about NTAA’s PAC here.

NEW! The National Tribal Air Association is pleased to announce its newest associate member, Franklyn Tranquilino Telles. Franklin is currently attending Northern Arizona University’s Ph.D. in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Program. Franklin’s career objective is to work in a position where he can use my experience to develop further and share his research and education skills while mentoring and promoting students’ academic success. Welcome aboard, soon-to-be Dr. Telles!

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USA Today – Compromises in Democrats’ climate bill will hit communities facing most pollution hardest, critics say

AP News – Wildfire near Spokane prompts mandatory evacuations

The Hill – Here’s how corporations can leverage the Inflation Reduction Act to address climate change

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

AP News – EPA waives fuel rule in 4 states after Indiana refinery fire

HuffPost – Colo. Leaders Call On Biden To Protect Public Lands Via Drilling Ban, New Monument

The Gazette – New Colorado Springs exhibit explores Indigenous perspectives on ecology, climate change

The Register-Guard – Rewilding the West with wolves and beavers will curb climate change

ABC News – New book makes argument for addressing climate migration

Climate Change/Energy

TIME – Trees Are the Secret Weapon of America’s Historic Climate Bill

E&E News – FDR built a ‘Great Wall of Trees.’ Could Biden do the same?

The Guardian – ‘It’s a deal with the devil’: outrage in Appalachia over Manchin’s ‘vile’ pipeline plan

PBS – As price of natural gas surges, so do household energy bills

Consumer Affairs – Consumers face much higher natural gas prices this winter

Reuters – U.S. says had constructive talks with India on Russian oil price cap plan

The Hill – GOP targets powerhouse Wall Street firms over investments meant to fight climate change

The Hill – DOE awarding $540 million to ramp up clean energy research

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Utility Dive – California sets road map to complete ban on gasoline-powered vehicle sales by 2035

NPR – California wants to end sales of new gas cars by 2035. Here are 4 key roadblocks

NPR – California’s phasing out of gas-powered cars will require infrastructure changes

Canary Media – Lunar Energy enters solar+battery field with $300M investment

CBS News – Electric vehicles are essential in limiting global warming. Experts say they need a clean power grid to maximize their potential.

Energy Monitor – EV smart charging: A golden opportunity for distribution system operators

Indoor Air Quality

NW News Network – Scientists work to protect indoor air quality from wildfire smoke

Business Wire – Media Alert: AIHA Exposure Scientist Aims to Address Poor Indoor Air Quality in Schools, Health Risks to Students

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