NTAA Publishes a Fact Sheet on EPA’s Proposed Updates to the NAAQS for Particulate Matter
EPA is proposing to retain the NAAQS for particulate matter without changes. The NTAA is developing a full Policy Resource Kit (PRK), including a Fact Sheet, Tribal Template Letter, Informational Webinar, and Comment Letter to help your Tribe in responding to this proposal. The deadline to comment is June 29, 2020. The EPA will be holding public hearings on May 20 and May 21. The Fact Sheet can be found here and stay tuned for the rest of the PRK!
Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes
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New York Times Op-ed – A Life on and Off the Navajo Nation: The reservation has some of the most coronavirus cases per capita in the country.
E&E News – Tensions flare over sluggish EPA revamp of cost-benefit rule
E&E News – Agency leans on 1870s ‘housekeeping’ law to block science
E&E News – Tribes seek delay in Trump’s Tongass rule
Grist – ‘Get the hell off’: The indigenous fight to stop a uranium mine in the Black Hills
Washington Post – The Energy 202: A Harvard study tying coronavirus death rates to pollution is causing an uproar in Washington
Wisconsin Public Radio – Tracking Coronavirus Impacts On Air Quality
EPA – North Dakota Tribes receive $810,000 to cleanup and revitalize properties
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E&E News – Watchdog to study coronavirus’ impacts on EPA
E&E News – Coal: Meet America’s 10 largest emitters
NY Times – The Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List.
Editor’s note: The “Air pollution and emissions” category tops the list in the number of both completed and total rollbacks.
NY Times – Tribal Nations Face Most Severe Crisis in Decades as the Coronavirus Closes Casinos
National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update
Reuters – States ask Trump administration to pay laid off oil workers to plug abandoned wells
Axios – Too hot to handle
Reuters – Life-threatening extreme heat set to trap millions indoors by 2060
E&E News – Gas peakers to renewable storage: The next climate fight?
Native Sun News Today – Pipeline loses permit, but construction continues
NY Times – Will the Coronavirus Crisis Trump the Climate Crisis?
CarbonBrief – Leading economists: Green coronavirus recovery also better for economy
CarbonBrief – Analysis: What impact will the coronavirus pandemic have on atmospheric CO2?
Utility Dive – Trump’s security order could have ‘chilling effect,’ slow smart grid deployment, experts say
Bloomberg Green – Covid Crisis Will Be Overshadowed by Climate Threat, Engie Says
The New Republic – There Are Green Jobs Hiding in the Oilfields
E&E News – Lack of rail limits U.S. ability to lower airline emissions
Reuters – U.S. pipeline regulator strikes down Washington state’s crude-by-rail safety limits
Gizmodo – The EPA Introduced the First-Ever US Airplane Carbon Regulations
Bloomberg – The Car Is Staging a Recovery, Spurring Oil’s Recovery
E&E News – Car Rules: Green group threatens to sue EPA for withholding docs
NY Times – New Breed of Pickups Mixes Horsepower and Battery Power
C&EN – CFC replacements are a source of persistent organic pollution in the Artic
CNBC – Goldman Sachs warns jet fuel demand may never fully recover from the crisis
Indoor Air Quality
Safety and Health Magazine – COVID-19 pandemic: EPA, CDC team on guidance for keeping workplaces clean when reopening
EPA – EPA Makes it Easier for Consumers to Find Safe, Effective Disinfectant Products to Use Against the Novel Coronavirus
Middletown Transcript – Carper asks if EPA plans to reverse decision stopping sale of residential wood heaters
Vox – Gas stoves can generate unsafe levels of indoor air pollution
Bloomberg – California Wants to See How Cooking With Gas Affects Indoor Air
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