If you missed Monday’s NTAA’s national webinar and release party for the 2021 Status of Tribal Air Report (STAR) on June 14th, you can view the recorded webinar and download the STAR on NTAA’s website here!

To help readers navigate the 130-page report, this webinar provided an overview of the STAR, shared the stories within the STAR, and provided the specific recommendations for national leadership to advance air quality on and around Tribal lands.

NY Times – G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action but Hold Back on Coal

Earther – 7 Shocking Satellite Images Reveal the West’s Megadrought

Axios – Dangerous heat wave underway in West, will shatter records

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

The Hill – EPA to reinstate air pollution panel disbanded under Trump

NPR – Tackling ‘Energy Justice’ Requires Better Data. These Researchers Are On It

CBS – 90% of Utah in extreme drought as governor declares emergency, asks locals to conserve water

The Hill – Haaland recommends full restoration of monuments Trump altered: report

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

Axios – Climate reality collides with rhetoric at the G7 summit

Gizmodo – Joe Biden Is Already Failing on Climate Policy

NPR – Tackling ‘Energy Justice’ Requires Better Data. These Researchers Are on It

NPR – Warming Climate Amplifies The Risks Of Wildfire Season

AP – Report: California encourages rebuilding in fire-prone areas

NY Times – G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action but Hold Back on Coal

The Hill – State appeals court upholds approval of Minnesota pipeline

Reuters – Biden Administration proposes offshore wind energy sales near NY, NJ

Gizmodo – A Bizarre Coal Industry Propaganda Program Is Infiltrating K-12 Classrooms

Axios – Study: Key Antarctic ice shelf is speeding up its collapse

The Washington Post – Lake Mead reaches lowest level on record amid exceptional drought

Reuters – California tells public to prepare for heatwave; power prices soar

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Axios – G7 leaders to announce plan to phase out gasoline cars

Inside Climate News – 13 Refineries Emit Dangerous Benzene Emissions That Exceed the EPA’s ‘Action Level,’ a Study Finds

The Guardian – World oil demand ‘will rebound to pre-Covid levels by end of 2022

AP – NTSB releases report on Washington oil-train derailment

The Guardian – Half of clothes sold by online fashion brands ‘made from virgin plastic’

Axios – Study: Take-out food, drink litter make up vast majority of plastics in oceans

Indoor Air Quality

The Regulatory Review – The Urgent Need for Indoor Air Quality Regulation

Verywell Health – How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality to Protect Against Pollutants

Wyoming Public Media – Something In The (Indoor Air): A Paradigm Shift – Covid-19 proved bad indoor air quality makes us sick. We can fix that.

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