NTAA has published a template letter for Tribes to use to respond to EPA’s request for comment on EPA’s reconsideration of the previous administration’s Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule. The EPA has broken this reconsideration into two parts:
- SAFE-1, which includes interpretations that led to the withdrawal of the California waiver, and
- SAFE-2, which will address the fuel efficiency standards (and is expected to be proposed in July 2021).
Be sure to check out this month’s NTAA EC Update Video posted on NTAA’s website under latest news here! This month’s update is provided by both Brandy Toft of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and Joy Wiecks of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. If you don’t have time to dive deep into the NTAA Weekly Update, watch this quick video update to help give you the latest news from NTAA and learn more about the Tribes in Region 5! Watch the video here.
Please join a free webinar to learn about and provide input into EPA’s Tribal Indoor Air Quality Training and Resource Directory The Directory was created to consolidate helpful resources for tribes who are interested in starting or expanding Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) programs in their communities. The purpose of this webinar is to share this new resource and obtain feedback from future and potential users of this Directory. The Directory is being created by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the National Tribal Air Association (NTAA). Register here and if you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes
Atmos – The Land is Liminal
Indian Country Today – Tribe sues over hunting rights
National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update
The Washington Post – Climate Change made Arizona’s heat wave worse. And it won’t be the last one.
Texas Tribune – Grid operator says Texans can return to regular electricity use
NM Political Report – New Mexicans weigh in on methane as EPA considers new rules
Reveal – Life in the drill zone
REMI Network – Scientists find lack of focus on air quality
Verywell Health – How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality to Protect Against Pollutants
Builder Magazine – A Builder’s Guide to Breathable Indoor Air
Be sure to subscribe to EPA’s IAQ Bulletins