The National Tribal Air Association, in partnership with the California Air Resources Board Presents an Informational Webinar for Tribes on
EPA’s Proposed NAAQS Review of Particulate Matter on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 2 pm ET. To register, listen in and view documents discussed on the webinar, click here.
This informational webinar is part of NTAA’s Policy Resource Kit to respond to EPA Proposed Updates to the NAAQS for Particulate Matter. On April 14, 2020, the EPA announced its proposal to retain the NAAQS for particulate matter (PM) without changes. This includes both fine (PM2.5) and coarse (PM10) particles. The EPA is required to review these standards every five years and to revise them, if appropriate, to provide the required protection for public health and welfare.
This proposal was published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2020 and can be viewed here. The deadline for comments is June 29, 2020. You can access NTAA’s Policy Resource Kit, including a template letter your Tribe can use to submit comments on NTAA’s website here.
The NTAA is hosting a webinar to present the 2020 Status of Tribal Air Report (STAR) on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 2pm ET. You can register, listen in and view the STAR discussed on the call here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6170570713217956108
Each year, NTAA publishes the STAR to highlight the dedicated work and contributions from Tribal air quality programs to advance air quality across the nation. The STAR will be published on June 22 on NTAA’s website and the webinar on the 24th will provide an overview of the STAR and detail the many stories within the STAR.
Bloomberg – Rethinking Air Pollution after the Virus
New York Times – On Tribal Lands, a Time to Make Art for Solace and Survival
Las Vegas Sun – Tribal nations keep their distance to preserve their culture
Indian Country Today – Mashpee Wampanoag ruling a ‘win for all of Indian Country’
Indian Country Today – Investigation reveals a consistent picture: ‘It’s really hard to vote in Indian country’
National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update
Yale Climate Connections – By paying attention, tribes in the Northwoods are leading the way on climate change
Nexus News Media – Report Finds the United States Could Get to 90 Percent Clean Power by 2035
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