The NTAA has published the 2020 Update to A White Paper Detailing the Science and Connections Between Air Pollution, Tribes, and Public Health

The NTAA originally published this white paper in 2019 as a resource to Tribes. The white paper has now been updated to reflect research that has been published since then on the connection between air quality and health, as well as the emerging connections between air pollution and health outcomes from COVID-19. The 2020 update can now be found using the above link or by going directly to the NTAA’s website, and will be included as an attachment to the NTAA 2020 Status of Tribal Air Report (STAR), which will be published June 22.



Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

Drilled – Trump Is Racing to Finalize Environmental Rollbacks. This Obscure Regulation May Be One Reason Why


Forbes – America’s Air Is Getting Worse: Here’s Why


National Law Review – U.S. EPA Proposes Rule That Would Transform the Guidance Process


E&E News – EPA starts ‘measured and deliberate’ reopening


E&E News – Air Pollution: Lawsuit marks first step in legal brawl over toxics rule


E&E News – Army Corps makes last-minute change in Pebble plan


Air Quality News – Air pollution linked to Parkinson’s disease


Bloomberg Law – Insight: What’s at Stake in EPA’s MATS Finding Reversal


Biomass Magazine – EPA opens comment period on wood heater proposal


National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update


Climate Change/Energy

Independent – Trump administration slows on fracking plans after outcry for impacted Navajo Nation


Reuters – Help us protect the headwaters of the Amazon from oil companies, elders say


Inside Climate News – New York’s Use of Landmark Climate Law Could Resound in Other States


New Orleans Public Radio – ‘There Is No Way Back Anymore’: Louisiana’s Coastal Land Loss Is Inevitable


E&E News – Wis. utility to close coal plant blamed for high costs


E&E News – What’s next for oil? 3 questions answered


E&E News – Trail of spills haunts Dakota Access developer


NY Times – ‘Expect More’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Dam Failures


NY Times – What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic


CarbonBrief – Webinar [recording]: What impact is Covid-19 having on global CO2 emissions?


ENN – Marine Species Are Outpacing Terrestrial Species In The Race Against Global Warming


Toxics/Mobile Sources

The Hill – Automakers fight effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards


AP – Democrats protest removal of Transportation watchdog


NPR – Our Pandemic Habits Cut Carbon Emissions, But It’s Not Clear They’ll Last


NPR – On Nearly Emptied Roads, Motor Vehicle Fatality Rate Spikes By 14% In March


EPA – EPA Takes Next Step to Implement PFAS Legislation


E&E News – Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’: Business as usual or an EV coup?


E&E News – Commuter are adapting to the virus. What it means for CO2


CarbonBrief – Fuel savings in US cars have ‘cut 17bn tonnes of CO2 since 1975’


Indoor Air Quality

National Herald – Indoor air quality and asthma during COVID-19


Fast Company – We spend 90% of our time inside – why don’t we care that indoor air is so polluted?


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