NEW! NTAA has released Policy Resource Kits including two new template letters for Tribes to use in responding to several EPA proposed actions including:
- EPA’s draft Strategic Plan for FY 2022-2026. Comments are due into EPA by November 12th.
- EPA’s proposed guidance for PM and Ozone modelling. Comments are due into EPA by November 19th.
NEW! EPA’s Community and Tribal Programs Group has been working on a webpage with publicly-facing Tribal Actions and Events calendar
This calendar includes the following information:
- Upcoming outreach activities (e.g., rulemaking webinars, trainings)
- National Tribal Council (NTC) monthly meetings,
- National Tribal Air Association (NTAA) meetings,
- Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) meetings, and
- Upcoming regulatory dates (e.g., expected rule proposal dates).
This calendar is also linked under the “Tribal Air and Climate Resources” webpage under the “Policy and Planning” heading available at https://www.epa.gov/tribal-air. The purpose of the calendar is to ensure that our Tribal partners are kept apprised of EPA activities that are relevant to them. If you have any questions about the calendarsor any recommendations on how EPA can improve upon the calendars please do not hesitate to reach out to Toni Colon (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Tanya Abrahamian (email@example.com) with any feedback.
NY Times – Forced Relocation Left Native Americans More Exposed to Climate Threats, Data Show “In the past, we used to go to the high country, where we had our summer camps. That’s where we would cool off,” Nikki Cooley, co-manager of the Tribes & Climate Change Program at Northern Arizona University and a citizen of the Diné (Navajo) Nation, in what is now northern Arizona. “We don’t have that, because all of the high-elevation communities are off the reservation.”
ProPublica – Poison in the Air: The EPA allows polluters to turn neighborhoods into “sacrifice zones” where residents breathe carcinogens. ProPublica reveals where these places are in a first-of-its-kind map and data analysis.
NDN Collective – LANDBACK Movement
Here’s where you’ll find this week’s NACAA Washington Update!
The Guardian – Coal pledges and a methane deal: what could Cop26 achieve?
Great Lakes Now – Enbridge temporarily stops Michigan pipeline due to protests
Environmental Health News – Environmental groups petition EPA to rescind factory farms’ “free pass to pollute”
The Washington Post – How and when to check indoor air quality in your home
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