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Welcome to Teresa Topete as the newest NTAA intern!

Hi, my name is Teresa Topete, I am a rising sophomore at Barnard College with an Environment and Sustainability major. I will be interning with NTAA this summer, and I am excited to learn about air quality policy and the communities who utilize NTAA resources. Being a tribal member myself, I strive to give back to my community and educate myself on the environmental injustices impacting indigenous people throughout the US and beyond.


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

The Washington Post – Block-by-block data shows pollution’s stark toll on people of color

Inside Climate News – Red States Still Pose a Major Threat to Biden’s Justice40 Initiative, Activists Warn

The Hill – US has eight years to cut its emissions by half. Scientists say there’s a way

The Hill – Environmental groups sue EPA over California, New Hampshire smog

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes News

E&E News – Ozone standards review faces pivotal moment

NOAA – Carbon dioxide now more than 50% higher than pre-industrial levels

Teen Vogue – 14 Hawaiian Teens Sue State, Transit Department Over Pollution

Native News Online – Women are Flying over the Colorado River Basin to Boost Advocacy for Tribal Water Management

Indian Country Today – Feds streamline tribal funding

AP News – Agency ruling delivers big setback to Okefenokee mining plan

AP News – Biden to visit New Mexico as state battles record wildfire

NM Political Report – Senators push for more funding for wildfire smoke monitoring

AP News – Volcanic cones near peak sacred to tribes gain protection

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

Climate Change/Energy 

E&E News – Under fire for solar probe, Biden turns to wartime powers

Utility Dive – FERC expands environmental justice, equity considerations in agency decision-making, EJ counsel says

BBC – COP26: Are nations on track to meet their climate goals?

Time – A Moratorium on Crypto Mining in New York Could Lead to Environmental Wins Nationwide

Inside Climate News – A New GOP Climate Plan Is Long on Fossil Fuels, Short on Specifics

USA Today – Bill Nye answers the most-Googled climate change questions: When did it start? How can we stop it?

Texas Tribune – Settlement reached over private border wall, but experts say it won’t stop the environmental damage

Business Insider – Gen Z can’t decide which crisis to worry about more as they weigh job options: Money to deal with sky-high living costs or a mission to fight climate change

Utility Dive – New York announces 22 solar, storage projects, pushing projected 2030 energy mix to 66% green

Axios – Axios Climate Truths: Climate hits home

ITEP Tribes and Climate Change Monthly Newsletter

Toxics/Mobile Sources 

E&E News – EPA, watchdog work out concerns over air toxic cancer risks

The Hill – Five automakers back California authority to set stricter vehicle emissions standards

The Hill – EPA delivers mixed results on biofuels blending requirements   

Washington Examiner – Corn lobby wins big as EPA finalizes record ethanol blending requirement

Reuters – Environmental group urges Biden to wean nation’s biofuel program off liquid fuels

Axios – Global plastic waste expected to nearly triple by 2060

Indoor Air Quality

Everything Lubbock – Genesis Air has been creating and maintaining healthier indoor air quality since 2003

Cision – Global Indoor Air Quality Monitors Market to Reach $6 Billion by 2026

WRTV– Most Central Indiana schools not testing for radon despite 2019 law aimed at boosting tests