NTAA News!

The NTAA is excited to present the 2022 Status of Tribal Air Report! A recording of yesterday’s STAR release webinar is available on NTAA’s website.

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Top Stories

Reuters – Hazardous storm system hit United States ahead of winter holidays

The Hill – 3M will phase out its ‘forever chemical’ production by 2025

Native News Online – RESPECT Act Passes House of Representatives, Will Go To President’s Desk for Signing

Alaska Public – Alaska, source of carbon-emitting fossil fuels, aims to raise money by storing carbon

Native News Online – Native News Weekly (December 18, 2022): D.C. Briefs

E&E News – EPA revokes Trump-era air permitting policy

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

E&E News – End of the line for permitting bill, but 2023 fight looms

CNN – California regulators approve plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045

E&E News – EPA overhauls chemical reviews to boost transparency

EPA – EPA Announces FY 2022 Enforcement and Compliance Accomplishments

AP News – Scientists: Atmospheric carbon might turn lakes more acidic

Reuters – U.S. biofuels proposal would lift near-term greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says

This week’s NACAA Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

Climate Signals – Arctic Amplification

Bloomberg – High US Power Prices Risk Squeezing Coal in Grid Auction

NPR – The Keystone pipeline leaked in Kansas. What makes this spill so bad?

New Republic – This Year’s Big Breakthroughs on Climate

AP News – Manchin bid to speed energy permits to reemerge in 2023

The Hill – Fusion breakthrough will lead to investments, but its use won’t come overnight 

Utility Dive – After substation attacks, FERC orders NERC to consider increasing grid security requirements

Toxics/Mobile Sources

The Washington Post – Postal Service will electrify trucks by 2026 in climate win for Biden

Vox – America’s most important EV is also its goofiest

Mongabay – Coffee capsules: Brewing up an (in)convenient storm of waste

Bloomberg – Raw Lithium Exports Banned in Zimbabwe as Demand and Prices Soar

Grist – A rare Nevada flower gets ‘endangered’ status, raising questions for a proposed lithium mine

Reuters – EV tax credit complexity pressures deadlines on U.S. Treasury rule-writing

Reuters – Exclusive: PepsiCo to roll out 100 Tesla Semis in 2023, exec says

CNBC – When searching for a flight, be wary of offers to add your climate impact to the ticket price

EPA – EPA Updates New Chemical Review Program Webpage, Metrics, Affirming Commitment to Increased Transparency

Utility Dive – New clean energy investments have topped $40B since the IRA passed, report says

Indoor Air Quality

Yale Climate Connections – How to save on winter home heating costs

KSL News – Indoor air quality can impact risk of viral transmission

Nexus Media News – Gas Stoves Taking a Toll on Our Health

The Hill – Consumer safety board to weigh regulations on gas stoves