Welcome to new NTAA Executive Committee representatives elected in Alaska : Primary representative Rose Kalistook of the Association of Village Presidents and Alternate representative Shannon Isaacs from the Craig Tribal Association. Congratulations to Rose and Shannon on their election to represent Alaska on the NTAA Executive Committee! To learn more about the NTAA EC, click here.
The Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report (STACC) is now available for download! The STACC Report seeks to uplift and honor the voices of Indigenous peoples across the U.S. to increase understanding of Tribal lifeways, cultures, and worldviews, the climate change impacts Tribes are experiencing, the solutions they are implementing, and ways that all of us can support Tribes in adapting to our changing world. This report was convened by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Change Program and written by the STACC Working Group. Find out more information about the working group by clicking here.
Members of the NTAA Executive Committee and staff met virtually with EPA’s Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe yesterday along with Jane Nishida of the Office of International and Tribal Affairs and leadership from EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.
Today, NTAA leaders will be meeting with office directors from EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, the Office of Atmospheric Programs, the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air and the Office of Environmental Justice. These meetings are part of NTAA’s regular communication with EPA leadership to help advance Tribal air quality. Specifically, NTAA leaders discussed the recommendations from the 2021 STAR and a NTAA letter sent last week to OAR leadership on the proposed $50 million of ARP funding for air monitoring.
Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes
New York Post – Air Pollution linked to schizophrenia, depression: study
National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update
Indian Country Today – Panel considers future of coal-fired power plant
Wall Street Journal – West Virginia Creates Jobs Farming Lavender at Former Coal Mines
American Lung Assc. – Two-thirds of Voters Nationwide Support Investments in Zero-Emission School Buses
The Verge – FAA grants could clean up airport emissions
Bloomberg Law – Indoor Air Pollution Remains a Deadly—and Unregulated—Problem
Be sure to subscribe to EPA’s IAQ Bulletins