NTAA News!

Please join NTAA for a SPECIAL WORKSHOP for Tribes to learn how to access EPA’s Clean School Bus Rebate that closes on August 19th for the first year of a 5-year funding cycle. Join us during this special workshop during NTAA’s Mobile Source Work Group call with special guest Congresswoman Katie Porter and EPA’s Ale’ Nunez! They will be joined by other presenters from EPA and the World Resources Institute (WRI) who have a great CSB resource kit. Be sure to join for free on August 4th at 1:30 pm ET and Register here!

NTAA will be submitting comments to next week on EPA’s proposed revisions to the GAP Guidance. Be sure to submit your comments or ask any questions to EPA’s Lisa Berrios at by NEXT WEEK’s deadline of Aug 2, 2022.


Top Stories

NPR – How hot is it? More than 85 million Americans are under heat-related advisories

The Guardian – Alarm as fastest growing US cities risk becoming unlivable from climate crisis

CNN – The Pope went to Canada to apologize. For some indigenous school survivors, he triggered more pain

The Indian Country Today – ‘Don’t be afraid to stand up,’ the legacy of Tim Giago

Alaska News Source – Alaska governor to sign tribal recognition bill

NESCAUM – 17 States, D.C., and Quebec Release Action Plan to Rapidly Advance Electric Truck and Bus Adoption

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes News

Air Quality News – New campaign launches to tackle air pollution outside schools

Canada’s National Observer – Alaska experiencing unprecedented wildfires

OXFAM – Three times NEPA has protected communities of color

Phys.org – Unraveling the interconnections between air pollutants and climate change

The Press Democrat – Air quality advisory issued as smoke from Oak Fire near Yosemite forecast to reach Bay Area 

CNN – California’s fast-moving Oak Fire burns 14,000 acres and forces thousands to evacuate outside Yosemite National Park

WNYC Studios – Another Broken Promise on Tribal Affairs

Climate Change/Energy

CBS News – Heat waves are hitting around the globe. Scientists say climate change is making them more frequent

Climate Wire – This climate approach could win John Roberts’ approval

The Guardian – How a conservative US network undermined Indigenous energy rights in Canada

UPI – 16 U.S. cities could have a climate similar to Middle East by 2100

Toxics/Mobile Sources

CalMatters – Stress relief or toxic exposure? State cautions ‘rage rooms’ may deliver unwanted release

CBS – Crews treating for poisonous water hemlock at White Rock Lake

Gainsville – Clinicians to UF: Protect health with clean power

Southern Environmental Law Center – Mobile Baykeeper, SELC put Alabama Power on notice for coal ash pollution at Plant Barry

TCPalm – Avoid these waters: Toxic algae traces detected on Lake O’s eastern shore in Martin County

US News – Neighborhood Factors Could Raise Your Child’s Odds for Asthma

Indoor Air Quality

NIST – NIST’s Indoor CO2 Tool Can Help Assess Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

Safety BLR – COVID-19 task force recommends air quality upgrades

Sidney Herald – What to know about smoke and health this summer

Technology Networks – Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Assessed by Novel Indoor CO2 Tool