The National Tribal Air Association is hiring a Program Coordinator!

NTAA is seeking a Program Coordinator to help NTAA’s Staff and Executive Committee achieve NTAA’s mission. NTAA was founded in 2002 with a mission to advance air quality management policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives. NTAA is administered by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University and is the recipient of a three-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agreement.

Click here to visit NAU’s careers website to complete your application. The job is posted until 11:59 pm on February 13, 2020, so be sure to get your application in by then! Contact Andy Bessler at with any questions


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NTAA Publishes a Fact Sheet on the Cleaner Trucks Initiative

The EPA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled “Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine Standards” (also known as the Cleaner Trucks Initiative, or CTI) was published in the Federal Register with a comment deadline of February 20, 2020. The NTAA has published a Fact Sheet to help Tribes understand this issue and develop comments. The NTAA will also publish a Tribal template letter prior to the comment deadline.



Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

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ENN – Bats Inspire Detectors to Help Prevent Oil and Gas Pipe Leaks


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Climate Change/Energy

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Ensia – Opinion: Two Decades Ago Climate Communication Missed a Huge Opportunity. We Can’t Afford to Let That Happen Again.


High Country News – Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises


NY Times – Temperatures at a Florida-Size Glacier in Antarctica Alarm Scientists


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CarbonBrief – Tropical forests losing ability to absorb CO2, study says


ENN – Immune Systems Not Prepared for Climate Change


Quartz – Get ready for a year of climate emergency declarations


Arizona Daily Sun – Petition pushes Flagstaff City Council to pass climate emergency resolution


Toxics/Mobile Sources

EPA – EPA Advances New Initiative to Reduce Polluting Emissions from Trucks in Arizona


Utility Dive – At a crossroads: The connected future of EVs, solar, energy storage and software


Indoor Air Quality

The Guardian – Give council’s powers to tackle indoor air pollution, experts urge


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