National Tribal Air Association has published a Tribal Template Letter from to help Tribes comment on EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Version 2 Update

EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Version 2 updates the original specifications of the Indoor airPLUS program, which is a voluntary partnership and labeling program for new homes to improve IAQ by requiring builders to use practices and products that minimize airborne pollutants and contaminants. Go to NTAA’s Policy Resource Kit webpage for more into and to download the template letter. Deadline for comments is due March 17th, 2021.

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The White House – A Return to Science: Evidence-Based Estimates of the Benefits of Reducing Climate Pollution

Automotive News – U.S. judge approves $1.5 billion Daimler diesel emissions settlement

Indian Country Today – Deb Haaland’s nomination continues ‘despite Republican obstruction’

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

The Guardian – California’s wildfire smoke could be more harmful than vehicle emissions, study says

Grist – Study: Equivalent of COVID emissions drop is needed every 2 years

E&E – Tribal Coal Fields Will Test Biden’s Environmental Justice Goals

Indian Country Today – Chair Grijalva, after years of highlighting need for tribal consultation, cheers withdrawal of key federal analysis for exploitative Oak Flat mining project

Albuquerque Journal – Enviro group wants Permian Basin air pollution addressed

Click2 Huston – 3.5 million pounds of extra air pollution released during the winter storm in Texas, reports say

Indian Country Today – EPA, Shoshone-Bannock reach cleanup agreement

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

Grist – The Navajo Nation generates a ton of power—but 14,000 homes don’t have electricity

Reuters – Senators float a price on methane to curb U.S. oil, gas emissions

Independent – Women must not be sidelined in climate crisis talks, says scientist Katharine Hayhoe

Mic – It’s not just Texas: America’s entire power grid is prone to failing as climate change worsens

WBUR – Mapping Project Explores Links Between Historic Redlining And Future Climate Vulnerability

Inside Climate News – Federal Courts Help Biden Quickly Dismantle Trump’s Climate and Environmental Legacy

Colorado Sun – Colorado competes with other states for wildfire-fighting aircraft. Climate change makes that a big problem

Seattle Times – A furious industry backlash greets moves by California cities to ban natural gas in new construction

Grist – Cascading Effects : Will race and income inequalities trip up Cascadia’s fight against climate change

The Guardian – Republicans’ new favorite study trashes Biden’s climate plans – but who’s behind it?

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Inside Climate News – The Petroleum Industry May Want a Carbon Tax, but Biden and Congressional Republicans are Not Necessarily Fans

Pine Journal – Judge OKs EPA request to review whether PolyMet ‘may affect’ Fond du Lac Band

Minnesota Reformer – Shelter reports assaults, harassment linked to Line 3 pipeline workers

The Wall Street Journal – Electric Vehicles Are the U.S. Auto Industry’s Future—if Dealers Can Figure Out How to Sell Them

Oregon Public Radio – Fresh off a bruising climate fight, Oregon Democrats set sights on diesel emissions

The Drive – US Government Sues Diesel Truck Tuner EZ Lynk Over Emissions Defeat Devices

Reuters – EV rollout will require huge investments in strained U.S. power grids

Indoor Air Quality

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