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REMINDER!  EPA Training: 2022 Supplemental Proposal – Reducing Climate – and Health – Harming Pollution from the Oil and Natural Gas Sector. Registration is Required!

To help engage with our stakeholders on the supplemental proposed oil and natural gas methane rule, EPA will host three separate trainings. Each training will provide an overview of the supplemental proposed rule, information on how to effectively engage in the regulatory process, and an opportunity to ask questions. Although all trainings are open to the public, the trainings will include information tailored to specific groups: environmental justice communities/tribal nations, tribal environmental professionals, and small business stakeholders.

These virtual events are FREE and open to the public. These events will be held using Zoom, and a toll-free call-in number will be available. To learn more about this supplemental proposed rule and the training events, please click HERE.

Webinar #1

Date:    Thursday, November 17, 2022 

Time:   6:00PM – 8:00PM (Eastern time)

Targeted Audience: EJ Communities and Organizations and Tribal Nations

Registration: Click HERE to register

NEW! The STAR Release Webinar scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 3:00 PM EST has been cancelled!

The NTAA regrets to inform you that the 2022 STAR release webinar scheduled for this Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST has been cancelled. The NTAA is currently working on rescheduling the webinar for a time before in early December. We apologize for this and will be sending out an update as soon as possible!

NEW! The White House: FACT SHEET: How the Inflation Reduction Act Helps Tribal Communities

By signing the Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden is delivering on his promise to meet the climate crisis and build an economy that works for working families, including Tribal nations and American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian families. The Inflation Reduction Act lowers prescription drug costs, health care costs, and energy costs. It’s the most aggressive action we have taken to confront the climate crisis. It’ll lower the deficit and ask the super wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share. And no one making under $400,000 per year will pay a penny more in taxes. Click Here for FACT SHEET.

NEW! NTAA /EPA Air Policy Update Call

Thursday, November 17th, at 2 PM ET

NTAA invites any interested parties to participate, or listen in, on Air Policy Updates from NTAA partners and the U.S. EPA this Thursday, November 17th at 2 pm ET. Join this monthly meeting to hear updates from EPA on important air quality and climate policy updates as well as updates around the country related to Tribal Air Programs. Calls are usually on the last Thursday of every month unless it falls on a national holiday. Use the following zoom information to participate or listen in.

You can listen in here: https://nau.zoom.us/j/81093074186?pwd=K1ZuWUQ4OTVoS1FkRTZrY0EwRitjUT09

Meeting ID: 810 9307 4186

Password: 555206

NEW! U.S. EPA Informational Webinar for Tribes on Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Funding Programs PowerPoint Now Available!

On November 15, 2022, the U.S. EPA held a webinar for Tribal Governments and critical partners regarding funding opportunities available to Tribes in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) signed earlier this year by President Biden. The webinar included an IRA overview, introduction to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, IRA and Air Pollution Control, IRA and Environmental Justice, and Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention IRA Overview. The PowerPoint is available on NTAA’s website under Resources for Tribes on New Funding from the Inflation Reduction Act on the Policy Resource Kits page.

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The Hill – Biden expected to announce stronger proposed methane regulations for oil and gas at climate conference

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Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

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E&E News – How EPA’s draft methane rule targets ‘super-emitters’

Green Bay Press Gazette – Tribe in rural northern Wisconsin, facing internet speeds ‘close to dial-up,’ will use $25M grant to build its own internet service

E&E News – Inside agencies, ‘it changes everything’ when Congress flips

Inside Climate News – New EPA Proposal to Augment Methane Regulations Would Help Achieve an 87% Reduction From the Oil and Gas Industry by 2030

AP News – UN to seek out methane emitters with data from space

Reuters – COP27: Global CO2 emissions to rise again, climate goals at risk, scientists say

The Guardian – Carbon emissions from fossil fuels will hit record high in 2022

EPA – EPA and PEMEX Announce Collaboration to Reduce Methane Emissions

EPA – Biden-Harris Administration Strengthens Proposal to Cut Methane Pollution to Protect Communities, Combat Climate Change, and Bolster American Innovation

Climate Change/Energy

Reuters – Sticking points slow deal-making at COP27 climate talks

E&E News – ‘I’m going to fight’: Biden vows to meet U.S. climate goals

TIME – Biden Has Had More Climate Wins Than Past Presidents. But It Will Never Be Good Enough

Climate Change News – ‘Oil and gas trade show’ promotes carbon capture at Cop27

NPR – Al Gore helped launch a global emissions tracker that keeps big polluters honest

E&E News – 3 ways the midterms will transform energy

NPR – A proposed lithium mine presents a climate versus environment conflict

Reuters – US West faces power reliability issues from growing use of renewables

Grist – Can carbon offsets kill coal? John Kerry wants to try it.

Utility Dive – DOE touts nuclear-powered hydrogen production projects with Xcel, Constellation, 4 other partners

Inside Climate News – Rooftop Solar Is Becoming More Accessible to People with Lower Incomes, But Not Fast Enough

Bloomberg – Big Utilities See Inflation Reduction Act Helping Reduce Customers’ Energy Bills

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Toxics/Mobile Sources

CBS News – Electric or gas powered cars – which is better in the cold weather and snow?

Reuters – Tesla EVs ranked worst in annual reliability survey by Consumer Reports

Utility Dive – Electric vehicle sales rise as registrations jump 57% through September

Protocol – The EV revolution is here. It’s happening on two wheels.

CBS News – Shift to electric cars happening too slowly to avoid “climate catastrophe,” report finds

Protocol – New poll: The era of the ICE vehicle is ending. What comes next?

AP News – Unmanned, solar-powered US space plane back after 908 days

The Guardian – World’s biggest carmakers to build 400m more vehicles than 1.5C climate target will allow

Vox – A mountain, a tower, a thermos of molten salt. These are the batteries that could power our renewable future.

Canary Media – The race is on to build the world’s first ammonia-powered ship

Protocol – A net zero future doesn’t need to kill the two-car garage

Indoor Air Quality

TIME – Why Masks Still Matter

EIN News – Indoor Air Quality Solutions Market to grow by USD 14.61 Bn by 2026, Technological advancements in indoor air quality solutions to Boost Market Growth – Technavio

Tech Hive – Govee’s new air quality monitor is even cheaper than Amazon’s