Axios – Why the climate crisis will intensify the border crisis

The World Bank estimates that three regions — Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia — will generate 143 million more climate migrants by 2050.

Indian Country Today – Historic Dakota land returns to tribe

Seattle Times – AP interview: EPA head committed to ‘scientific integrity’

NY Times – Biden’s Recovery Plan Bets Big on Clean Energy

The president’s plan, worth up to $4 trillion, represents a fundamental shift in the way Democrats talk about tackling climate change: It’s no longer a side issue.

Press Release – HUD Makes Historic $450 Million Investment to Provide COVID-19 Relief Funding to Native American Communities Across the NationClick here to watch Secretary Fudge’s video statement on COVID-19 relief funding for Tribal communities.

The Weather Channel – Methane Gas Emissions From Oil And Gas Production Underestimated, According to New Study

The research, published Monday in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, used a new method that employed satellite data to trace and map total emissions to their source on the ground, according to a news release.

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

The Washington Post – Congressional Democrats aim to reinstate rules on methane gas emissions from oil and gas works

Financial Times – Methane pollution soars in US as shale drilling resumes

NY Times – E.P.A. to Review Attacks on Science Under Trump

NY Times – Drillers Burned Off Gas at a Staggering Rate as Winter Storm Hit Texas

Frigid temperatures last month froze pipelines and forced companies to flare vast amounts of planet-warming gases that they suddenly had nowhere to send.

The White House – White House Announces Environmental Justice Advisory Council Members

Tahlequah Daily Press – Hoskin blasts Stitt, EPA power grab

Jefferson Public Radio – Karuk Tribe And Allies Want Fewer Restrictions On Wildfire Management

Scientific American – Hunger Strikers Seeking Environmental Justice Win Air-Pollution Delay​

Gizmodo – Earth Scientists Are Fighting to Push Racist Place Names Off the Map

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

NY Times – Biden’s Lesson From Past Green Stimulus Failures: Go Even Bigger

As vice president, Joe Biden oversaw a “green jobs” stimulus package that produced notable failures. This time, with more money and more demand for clean technology, will be different, Democrats say.

Washington Post – Block by block, he aims to fight injustice and save the planet

Solar panels and clean heat shouldn’t be limited to the wealthy, says Donnel Baird, who’s bringing green power to low-income neighborhoods

Reuters – Biden says Xi, Putin welcome at climate summit April 22

The Guardian – ‘We want to be included’: First Nations demand a say on climate change

Scientific American – Dead Power Grid Revived with Solar and Wind, Not Diesel

AP – New problems arise for crop storage as planet gets warmer

Drilled News – All Eyes On Weymouth As FERC Signals Interest In Environmental Justice

FERC decisions on the Weymouth compressor in Massachusetts could have huge implications for natural gas projects all over the country.

CNN – ‘Immediate and drastic.’ The climate crisis is seriously spooking economists

AP – Massachusetts Gov. Baker signs sweeping climate change bill

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Indian Country Today – Navajo officials push to broaden ‘downwinder’ coverage

Fleet Owner – Peterbilt releases EV operating cost calculator

Autoweek – VW Seeks Damages from Former CEO in Diesel Matter

Transport Topics – Senate Legislation Targets EV Charging Stations

Berkeley News – California’s diesel emissions rules reduce air pollution, protect vulnerable communities

Indoor Air Quality

NPR – The Blackfeet Reservation Is Reopening Its Roads After Vaccination Success

Reuters – Biden urges states to pause COVID-19 reopenings as CDC warns of ‘impending doom’

Axios – The key to opening schools: Better air flow

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