NTAA – U.S. Tribal Nations Combat Air Pollution and Climate Change Without the Needed Federal Funding to Sustain and Build Tribal Air Quality Programs

The NTAA Executive Committee presented key findings from NTAA’s first national baseline needs assessment (BNA) for Tribal Air Programs. You can read the full report here, and the key findings here.

To help readers navigate the 110-page report, NTAA will be hosting a national webinar on Wednesday, June 15th at 2 ET. All members of the public are welcome to join the webinar. Follow this link to register to the event.

At NTAA’s Annual Meeting, the new one-hour NTAA film,  “NTAA’s 20th year anniversary” was screened. You can view the full film on NTAA’s “About Us” page here.

Last week, NTAA also published new Policy Resource Kits for Tribes to use that includes fact sheets and template letters you and/or your Tribe can use to comment on:

The 2022 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality Recording Sessions Are Now Available! Please scan the qr code by May 20th below to submit a survey of the 2022 NTFAQ so that we can improve it next year!

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

Reuters – Pollution killing 9 million people a year, Africa hardest hit – study

E&E News – Meeting climate goals could save 50K+ lives yearly

E&E News – Meet the climate and energy wonks in Biden’s embattled science office

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes News

Time – The Best Stove for Your Health and the Environment

Axios – 17 GOP attorneys general sue EPA over California vehicle emission standards

E&E News – Gina McCarthy is leaving. Who will take her place?

NPR – A low-income energy-efficiency program gets $3.5B boost, but leaves out many in need

Phys.org – How drones can help dairy farms manage methane emissions

Native News Online – Native News Weekly (May 15, 2022): D.C. Briefs

Native News Online – Duwamish Tribe Prepares to Sue Federal Government to Secure Tribal Sovereignty

Indian Country Today – ‘Metrics of economic well-being’ show Native Americans underserved

NPR – The wildfires burning in the Southwest are bad but ‘not unprecedented’

Axios – January to April average precipitation in California

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

Climate Change/Energy

Politico – Biden’s battling one energy price nightmare. Here comes another.

NPR – The U.S. pledged billions to fight climate change. Then came the Ukraine war

The Guardian‘Cash, coal, cars and trees’: what progress has been made since Cop26?

The Guardian – ‘This is about survival’: will Cop27 bring action on Glasgow climate pact?

Utility Dive – DOE provides $505M to advance long-duration energy storage fed by renewables

Grist – Biden calls off oil and gas leases in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico — but not for the climate

Climate Signals – Extreme Heat and Heat Waves: Climate Change Impacts Explained in Real Time

Yale Climate Connections – 2022 brings Earth’s 5th-warmest April

CBS News – Lake Powell is vanishing with devastating consequences. But it’s bringing a former canyon back to life.

Canary Media – Chart: US solar installations could fall 50% or more under new tariffs

ITEP Tribes and Climate Change Monthly Newsletter

Toxics/Mobile Sources 

Yale Climate Connections – Grants help Wisconsin nonprofits purchase electric vehicles

Utility Dive – Closing the gap on rural EV ‘charging deserts’

Car and Driver – Electric Cars’ Turning Point May Be Happening as U.S. Sales Numbers Start Climb

CBS News – New technology seeks to destroy toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water

CNN Business – This toxic lake has enough lithium to supply US electric vehicles for decades

Indoor Air Quality

CMM Online – Symposium to Offer Best Practices for Improving Indoor Air Quality

US News – Wildfire Survivors Could Face Higher Cancer Risk

Globe Newswire – Global Indoor Air Quality Monitors Market to Reach US$6.4 Billion by the Year 2027

Oregon Live – Below the bare minimum