NTAA News!

NTAA will be hosting a national webinar TODAY Wednesday, June 15th at 1 ET. All members of the public are welcome to join the webinar.

Follow this link to register to the event.

The NTAA Executive Committee presented key findings from NTAA’s first national baseline needs assessment (BNA) for Tribal Air Programs. You can read the full report here, and the key findings here.

NTAA’s Policy Resource Kits are for Tribes to use that includes fact sheets and template letters you and/or your Tribe can use to comment on EPA’s proposed Ozone Transport Rule. EPA just extended the comment period until June 21, 2022, so get your comments in soon!

At NTAA’s Annual Meeting, the new one-hour NTAA film, “NTAA’s 20th year anniversary” was screened. You can view the full film on NTAA’s “About Us” page here.

The 2022 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality Recording Sessions Are Now Available Here! Thanks to all who helped make the 2022 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality a complete success! You can view an amazing video and photos that captures the full NTFAQ that can be viewed here!

Top Stories

Bloomberg Law – FERC Expanding Environmental Justice Efforts, Top Counsel Says

Nexus – Extreme Heat Bakes Southwestern US, Will Move East

Science News – Growing wildfire threats loom over the birthplace of the atomic bomb

NPR – The Yup’ik people of St. Mary’s, Alaska, are working to save their village from fire

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes News

CBC – Stanley Mission evacuees heading home with wildfire mostly contained

CNN –Hundreds are urged to evacuate due to wildfire in Flagstaff, Arizona

EPA – Biden-Harris Administration and EPA Announce $375 Million in Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for New Recycling

Must Read Alaska – Wildfires: Smoke gets in your eyes across Alaska

PR Newswire – Oizom’s breakthrough technology leads the way in monitoring air quality in 50 countries 

Science Daily – ​​Scientists find new indicators of Alaska permafrost thawing

Here’s your link to last week’s NACAA Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

AP News – Tundra wildfire creeps closer toward Alaska Native community 

BBC – Climate change: Ukraine war prompts fossil fuel ‘gold rush’

Climate Home News – Nature restoration and carbon removal are not the same. Here’s why it matters

E&E – Meet the top-paid energy trade and environmental leaders

Inside Climate News – Fifty Years After the UN’s Stockholm Environment Conference, Leaders Struggle to Realize its Vision of ‘a Healthy Planet’

ITEP Tribes and Climate Change Monthly Newsletter

US News – Latino Activism Leads in Grassroot Efforts on Climate Change

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Coastal Review – Officials outline steps to address PFAS contamination

Public News Service – Salt Lake City, Others Sue EPA for Stronger Ozone Protections

Grist – New study: Climate change will spread toxic mold to Midwest corn 

The Guardian – Proposed deal could slash toxic emissions in America’s ‘Cancer Alley’

Indoor Air Quality

EOS – Indoor Air Pollution in the Time of Coronavirus

Kaiser Health News – Covid Funding Pries Open a Door to Improving Air Quality in Schools

Chemical and Engineering News – Air quality expert Richard L. Corsi discusses the complexity of cleaning indoor air