The NTAA is announcing the release of the NTAA mobile app! Take the Weekly Update’s latest air quality news with you wherever you go via your iPhone or android smart phone! The app is available on both the Apple App and Google Play stores. It is also free to download!

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.

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

Pew Charitable Trust – In Hard-Hit Indian Country, Tribes Rapidly Roll Out Vaccines

Science Daily – Commuters are inhaling unacceptably high levels of carcinogens

Inside Climate News – A New Study Closes the Case on the Mysterious Rise of a Climate Super-Pollutant

EPA – EPA Awards Contracts Worth up to $220 million to Three Companies for Cleanup at Navajo Nation Area Abandoned Uranium Mines

Buzzfeed News – Trump Led An “All-Out Assault” On The EPA. Now Biden Has To Rebuild It.

NY Times – Biden’s Climate Task Force Opens for Business, Aiming to Restore ‘Credibility’

NY Times – There’s no one size fits all treatment for asthma

WION – Study reveals irreversible link between air pollution and vision loss

Slate – Gassed Up

Salon – Communities of color are saving the planet — why won’t funders support what works?

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

E&E News – 40% of climate benefits? Explaining Biden’s EJ promise

The Guardian – Heating Arctic may be to blame for snowstorms in Texas, scientists argue

The Guardian – US conservatives falsely blame renewables for Texas storm outages

The New Yorker – When Climate Change and Xenophobia Collide

Washington Post – EPA to jettison major Obama climate rule, as Biden eyes a bigger push

Global Climate Change – ACTIVATE Begins Year Two of Marine Cloud Study

TIME – Healthy Planet, Healthy People. How Slowing Climate Change Saves Lives

ClimateWire – COVID-19 aid should be contingent on climate action: report

The Guardian – California’s rainfall is at historic lows. That spells trouble for wildfires and farms

Toxics/Mobile Sources

The Hill – Electric vehicles are poised to aid Biden in climate fight

The Hill – Trump EPA ripped over approach to chemical risk evaluations in new report

CNN – Shell says its oil production has peaked and will all every year

The Guardian – ‘A clear danger’: oil spill in California city revives calls to cut ties with Chevron

High Country News – New Mexico eyed for major nuclear waste storage facility

Gizmodo – Facebook Is Letting a Pipeline Company Run Ads While Muzzling Its Opponents

Mother Jones – How the Fossil Fuel Industry Convinced Americans to Love Gas Stoves

The Hill – Biden administration delays Trump rule allowing companies to pay less money for drilling on federal lands

Indoor Air Quality

Washington Post – The coronavirus is airborne. Here’s how to know if you’re breathing other people’s breath.

Businesswire – United States Indoor Air Quality Market Report 2021: Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

JD Supra – EPA Extends Coronavirus Enforcement Against On-Line Sales of Unregistered Disinfectants

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