Upcoming Oil & Natural Gas Methane Rule

Comment deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021

The NTAA has created a template letter that your Tribe can use to comment on the EPA’s Upcoming Oil and Natural Gas Methane Rule, which is a pre-proposal public outreach effort by the EPA. The template letter can be downloaded here, or found on the PRK page of the NTAA’s website.


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Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes


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Climate Change/Energy


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Rolling Stone – Want Proof We Need a Civilian Climate Corps? Look No Further Than Louisiana


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Toxics/Mobile Sources


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Indoor Air Quality


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