Special Announcement: EPA will be hosting Tribal listening sessions on today’s release of $50 Million in American Rescue Plan to help fund Tribal air quality monitoring. NTAA will be providing more information on this breaking story!

U.S. EPA – EPA Announces an Additional $50 Million Under the American Rescue Plan to Enhance Air Pollution Monitoring

CNN – First on CNN: Biden administration ramps up investment in environmental justice

U.S. House Appropriations Committee – Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2022 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Funding Bill

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

U.S. EPA – EPA Announces Renewed Consultation and Coordination with Oklahoma Tribal Nations

WEKU – Another KY Coal Plant To Retire, But The Pollution Remains

Daily Sun – At Greyhills Academy in Tuba City, STEM students help chart their own course

NY Times – How G.O.P. Laws in Montana Could Complicate Voting for Native Americans

MSNBC – Former Obama EPA official: Biden infrastructure plan ‘strips out’ Black and Brown communities

MIT News – New approach could change how we track extreme air pollution events

The Hill – Focus shifts to EPA on methane regulation after Biden action

The Hill – NASA’s Mars helicopter breaks records in challenging, nerve-wracking flight

Tulsa World – Cherokee Nation becomes first tribe to self-govern tribal transportation

Science Daily – Air pollution during pregnancy may affect growth of newborn babies

Indian Country Today – Evon Peter: Seeking Indigenous success

Desert News – How religious freedom law fails Native Americans

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

NY Times – Dispossessed, Again: Climate Change Hits Native Americans Especially Hard

The Guardian – ‘We thought it wouldn’t affect us’: heatwave forces climate reckoning in Pacific north-west

The Washington Post – Climate Change has gotten deadly. It will get worse.

The Hill – ‘Eye of fire,’ Exxon lobbyist’s comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry

Toxics/Mobile Sources

The Washington Post – Capping methane-spewing oil wells, one hole at a time

LA Illuminator – Science catches up to what residents of Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ have been saying about pollution

Energy News Network – As car-centric Cape Cod tries to cut emissions, transportation is a challenge

NY Times – Here’s How Biden Aims to Increase Electric Car Sales

Reuters – Factbox: Lifetime carbon emissions of electric vehicles vs gasoline cars

KRQE – Auto dealers weigh in on NM’s proposed clean car rules

Indoor Air Quality

Gizmodo – Heat Pumps Are Ready to Have a Moment

NY Times – Masks Again? Delta Variant’s Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Precautions.

Wired Magazine – The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill

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