NTAA is seeking quotes from interested parties willing to conduct a national needs assessment of all federally recognized Tribes to ascertain the budgetary and programmatic needs of the Tribes related to the management of air quality programs. Click here to view the Request for Offers. This request closes on March 20, 2021.

NY Times – Tribal Elders Are Dying From the Pandemic, Causing a Cultural Crisis for American Indians

AP – Senate panel advances EPA nominee; GOP slams Interior pick

PBS Newshour – Biden EPA nominee vows ‘sense of urgency’ on climate change

Reuters – U.S. cities underestimating their carbon emissions – study

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

CNN – Fossil fuel air pollution causes almost 1 in 5 deaths globally each year

Vox – The mess that Biden’s EPA nominee Michael Regan will inherit, explained

Washington Examiner – Scrapping Keystone XL pipeline makes Biden a tribal hero, but villain off reservation

The Hill – Court strikes down part of rule easing pollution standard implementation

E&E – DOJ ditches Trump policies, restores focus on polluters

AP – Judge blocks Trump rule to limit health studies in EPA regs

Science Magazine – Death of EPA’s controversial ‘censored science’ rule delights researchers

Slate – The Fight Against Big Tobacco Can Teach Us How to Fight Big Oil

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

NY Times – Two Biden Priorities, Climate and Inequality, Meet on Black-Owned Farms

NY Times – How Climate Change May Affect Your Health

TIME – Biden’s Biggest Climate Move: Signaling that Fossil Fuels Are Not the Future

AZ Central – Heat killed a record number of people in Arizona last year, ‘a staggering increase’

Reuters – How Biden’s climate agenda aims to trigger a ‘good-paying’ jobs boom

Climate Change News – Fatal Himalayan glacial lake outburst highlights destabilizing effect of warming

The Washington Post – The Energy 202: Biden stokes hope among climate scientists

Gizmodo – The Murky Connection Between the Coronavirus and Climate Change

Newsone – A Global Fight For Freedom: Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Toxics/Mobile Sources

The Hill – Court pauses litigation on Trump-California vehicle emissions fight

The Hill – Biden gets more time to decide on Dakota Access Pipeline

The Hill – EPA alleges political interference by Trump officials over toxic chemical

Gizmodo – How the Department of Energy and Transportation Could Revolutionize How We Get Around

The Wall Street Journal – Exxon, Chevron CEOs Discussed Merger

Nexus – DOI Effectively Suspends Public Lands Drilling

Indoor Air Quality

Forbes – Indoor Air Quality Takes Center Stage During Building Reopening

Science Daily – Advanced simulations reveal how air conditioning spreads COVID-19 aerosols

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