Don’t forget about today’s NTAA Informational Webinar at 4 pm ET to help you comment on the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to update its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The White House claims these updates would modernize and clarify the regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA reviews by Federal agencies in connection with proposals for agency action and would also reduce paperwork and delays and promote better decisions in accordance with section 101 of NEPA.

Comments are due March 10, 2020. You can register for the webinar here. NTAA has a Policy Resource Kit you can use to comment that includes this NTAA Tribal Template Letter. For additional information, including information on upcoming public hearings in Denver, CO and Washington, DC, visit


Atlantic – Voters Really Care About Climate Change



Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

AZ Central – ‘Everybody used coal’: After mine closures, Native families look for ways to stay warm


The Conversation – Air pollution kills thousands of Americans every year – here’s a low-cost strategy to reduce the toll


New York Post – North Dakota approves extension to controversial Dakota Access Pipeline


EPA – EPA Proposes Additional Amendments to the Regulations for Coal Combustion Residuals


EPA – EPA’s 2019 Power Plant Emissions Data Demonstrate Significant Progress


Colorlines – Sacred Indigenous Burial Sites Destroyed to Make Room for Border Wall


Native Sun News – Rollback of environmental law lambasted


Native Sun News – Oglala officials demand probe into $50K ‘propane donation’ from KXL


Cronkite News – Tribal officials press for more, and more predictable, federal funding


MSU Today – Neighborhood Air Pollution Linked to Adverse Health Effects among Elderly Asthma Patients


National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update


Climate Change/Energy

Inside Climate News – Solar Power Just Miles from the Arctic Circle? In Icy Nordic Climes, It’s become the Norm


CNN – Oil and gas production is contributing even more to global warming than was thought, study finds


Allegheny Front – Amid Climate Debate and Coal’s Decline, West Virginia considers a ‘Just Transition’


NPR – How Warming Winters Are Affecting Everything


NPR – ‘Antarctica Melts,’ NASA Says, Showing Effects of A Record Warm Spell


Ensia – Opinion: Climate Change is the New Disease of Despair. Psychologists Need to Step Up to Help.


E&E News – Northeast keeps largest coal plant online


Arizona Republic – Rising temperatures are taking a worsening toll on the Colorado River, study finds


Yes Magazine – What U.S. Farming Can Do to Stop Climate Change


Toxics/Mobile Sources


New York Times – One Side of a Nuclear Waste Fight: Trump. The Other: His Administration


KNAU – Navajo and Federal Officials Agree To Clean Up 24 Priority Abandoned Uranium Mines


Inside Climate News – Uber and Lyft Are Convenient, Competitive and Highly Carbon Intensive


Indoor Air Quality

Gizmodo – Airing out Your Home Doesn’t Reduce Indoor Air Pollution, Study Finds


Medical Xpress – Report highlights impact of poor indoor air quality on children’s health


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