The National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTFAQ) has issued a Call for Proposals for Presentations, Workshops, and Sessions

The NTFAQ will be held May 27-29, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and will be hosted by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Click HERE for details on the Call for Proposals; the deadline for proposals is Monday, March 2, 2020. We are also actively seeking Sponsors and Exhibitors for the event – show your support and engage with attendees! More information is available at


Have your voice heard and be sure to use NTAA’s Policy Resource Kits!

NTAA’s Policy Resource Kits are available for Tribes to use to submit comments on both EPA’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative by tomorrow, February 20th and for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) that issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to update its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). A letter for tribes to use will be available tomorrow and comments are due by March 10. NTAA will also be hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 4 pm ET. You can register for the webinar here.



Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

Washington Post – The EPA is about to change a rule cutting mercury pollution. The industry doesn’t want it.


NPR – Canadian Pipeline Protest Forces Closure of Major Rail Link


KNAU – Trump Administration Proposes Eliminating Tribal Scholarships for Third Year in a Row


EPA – EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Op-ed: One Trillion Trees Initiative will build on President Donald Trump’s commitment


E&E News – Trump adviser to return to EPA as chief of staff


Native Sun News – Oglala tribal staff caps water well with uranium in it


Cronkite News – Blasting for border wall is typical of feds’ neglect of tribes, leaders say


Science Magazine – Deadly air pollution is blowing into your state from a surprisingly large source


National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update


Climate Change/Energy

Native Sun News – Bringing jobs to Pine Ridge by way of solar energy


Yale Environment 360 – How Native Tribes Are Taking the Lead on Planning for Climate Change


KNAU – Navajo Nation Files to Intervene In Arizona Utility Rate Case


E&E News – ‘Breakthrough’ membrane turns CO2 into fuel


E&E News – Many Americans wary of climate-friendly diet – survey


Indian Country Today – Navajo-owned coal company wins liability waiver from Wyoming


Indian Country Today – Trump administration seeks $1.5 billion to revive uranium mining


NY Times – A Crisis Right Now: San Francisco and Manila Face Rising Seas


CarbonBrief – How close is the West Antarctic ice sheet to a ‘tipping point’?


E&E News – Work begins on key climate report under Trump


The Hill – With polar bear study open for comments, critics see effort to push drilling in ANWR


Toxics/Mobile Sources

The Atlantic – ‘We Knew They Had Cooked the Books’


NPR – Amid Climate and Housing Crises, Cities Struggle to Place Housing Near Transit


NY Times – Trump’s Path to Weaker Fuel Efficiency Rules May Lead to a Dead End


Indoor Air Quality

ENN – University of Notre Dame-Developed Home Lead Screening Kits Shown to Be Highly Accurate


Washington Post – What you need to know about air purifiers, including little evidence of health benefits


Be sure to subscribe to EPA’s IAQ Bulletins