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The National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTFAQ) aims to support Tribal programs by fostering information-sharing and networking opportunities that are focused on building Tribal capacity in air quality management. The event’s agenda is driven by Tribal input and priorities, with a focus on increasing Tribal engagement in air quality initiatives that are relevant to tribal communities across the nation.

The NTFAQ is scheduled for May 2-5, 2022. Sample topic for presentations or trainings may include but is not limited to:

  • Air Quality & Grants
  • Air Quality Policy & Regulations
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Air Quality Health and Research
  • Technical: air monitoring, data management & analysis, emission inventories
  • Tribal Case Studies: examples of Tribes implementing air quality projects & programs
  • Climate Change & Air Quality
  • Community engagement: youth, elders, and community leaders
  • Tribal/Traditional Knowledge

If you have questions about the agenda, presentation options, or other ways to participate in the event, please contact

  • Call for Presentations Opens: December 1st, 2021
  • Presentation Proposals Due: January 15th, 2022
  • Letter of Notification (will include instructions and timeline): February 17th,
  • 2022
  • Presentation Materials Deadline: March 28 (if pre-recorded) April 15 (if in-person)


NTAA has released a Fact Sheet on EPA’s Proposed Emissions Guidelines to Reduce Methane from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry. You can find NTAA’s new fact sheet on NTAA’s Policy Resource Kit page here. Last week, NTAA’s Chairwoman Carol Kriebs testified during EPA’s public hearing last week. You can read her remarks here. Comments are due into EPA by January 14th by commenting here.


Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

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NAU – Creating a home away from home: Ora Marek-Martinez uses the past to build a better future for Indigenous students

E&E News – EPA advisers favor stronger soot standards

Bloomberg Law – Environmental Justice, Climate Change Enforcement is Ramping Up

Desert News – Is air quality in the West getting better or worse? The data may surprise you  

CNN – Thousands of Americans will still be without power and heat this winter despite call for utility companies to prevent shutoffs

E&E News – FEMA wants to track race of disaster victims for the first time

Energy Monitor – Emissions at sea: Are new fuels the key?

Climate Change/Energy

The Hill – Virginia board denies permit to extend fracking pipeline into North Carolina

The Washington Post – Blizzard predicted to plaster Hawaii’s high peaks amid major storm

MSNBC – “Energy 2.0”: Secretary Granholm on the future of clean infrastructure and green jobs

Grist – Black and Latino neighborhoods pay more for energy despite far lower emissions

Popular Science – 4 myths about climate change – and how to debunk them

E&E News – ‘We aren’t going to just roll over’: GOP eyes climate cuts

E&E News – Dems’ spending bill taps small banks for climate justice

The Wall Street Journal – Climate Change Data Deluge Has Scientist Scrambling for Solutions

Canary Media – Chart: The top 10 solar states include some unexpected contenders

Toxics/Mobile Sources

The Hill – EPA proposes lowering past blending requirements for gasoline, rejecting waivers

Eurasia Review – Pollution Trends and US Environmental Policy: Lessons from the last half century – Analysis

Reuters – Alaska agency commits to more spending on Artic oil plans

The Guardian – US lags un electric vehicle sales despite Biden administration’s push

Axios – Electric car prices could go up before they come down

Indoor Air Quality

The Hill – EPA union announces agreements with agency expanding work from home

Business Wire – Indoor Air Quality Leader Wynd Launches Air Quality Optimization Service Suite as Employees Return to Office

PR Newswire – Indoor Air Quality Meters Market Size to Grow by USD 1.60 Billion | 17,000+Technavio