NTAA News!

The NTAA is excited to present the 2022 Status of Tribal Air Report! We hope that you’ll be able to join us for an informational webinar to review the 100-page report from NTAA EC members and staff. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 6th, 12-1:30pm PST or 3-4:30pm EST. Register here!


NTAA has just published a helpful fact sheet for Tribes: The Inflation Reduction Act and Its Potential for Tribal Participation. This fact sheet and additional resources can be found on NTAA’s Policy Resource Kit web page here. EPA and several other federal agencies are conducting Tribal consultation for Tribes on funding from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). More information can be found on this new NTAA fact sheet!


Top Stories

LIVE! The White House – Today, the White House is pleased to kick-off the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit. Click here to view the agenda.
The Summit will feature new Administration announcements and efforts to implement key policy initiatives supporting Tribal communities. Tune in to both days of the Summit using the links below.
            Wednesday, November 30th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4ySH0O_gJw
Thursday, December 1st: 


ABC News – Biden making new commitments at Tribal Nations Summit

White House Fact Sheet – Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Support Indian Country and Native Communities Ahead of the Administration’s Second Tribal Nations Summit

AP – Biden making new commitments to Native American nations during summit

Reuters – COP27 climate summit missed chance for ambition on fossil fuels, critics say

The Guardian – Bison proliferate as Native American tribes reclaim stewardship

Indian Country Today – Mary Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full term

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/Tribes News

E&E News – Committee deadlocks on EPA air nominee

E&E News – Biden admin proposes methane rules for public lands

E&E News – Leaders to decide fate of spending, permitting bills

National Law Review – EPA Proposes Expedited Release of Environmental Justice Data

ABC 10 – Why cultural burning might be an answer to California’s fire season 

Oregon Public Radio – Air pollution monitoring to increase for diverse communities in Portland and on Oregon coast

American Council on Science and Health – Timing The Health Effects Of Air Pollution

East Oregonian – Umatilla tribes celebrate 40 years of Department of Natural Resources

Indian Country Today – Joye Braun, the firestorm, dies at 53

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

The Hill – Possible rail strike could send shockwaves through energy industry

Washington Post – 3 climate stories you may have missed over the Thanksgiving break

Inside Climate News – Corn Nourishes the Hopi Identity, but Climate-Driven Drought Is Stressing the Tribe’s Foods and Traditions

Inside Climate News – For Many, the Global Warming Confab That Rose in the Egyptian Desert Was a Mirage

The Hill – Climate activists set to pressure Biden with Congress divided

AP – NASA cancels greenhouse gas monitoring satellite due to cost

Gizmodo – Drought Is Killing Christmas Trees Across the U.S.

E$E News – Colorado: Capital of ‘responsibly sourced’ oil and gas

E&E News – EPA floats sharply increased social cost of carbon

E&E News – Western states ponder regional grid as renewables grow

Reuters – Puerto Rican towns sue Big Oil under RICO alleging collusion on climate denial

Toxics/Mobile Sources

E&E News – EPA skips stricter aircraft pollution regs

AP – Judge orders Enbridge, tribe to form emergency pipeline plan

Gizmodo – Shipping Emissions Are Black Friday’s Dirty Secret

KTOO – Biden administration announces $15M in climate grants for Alaska tribes

Rig Zone – Final Guidance Published for Tribes to Pick Up Orphaned Well Grant

Indian Country TodayLong battle against radioactive waste turns personal

Indoor Air Quality

New York Times – Can Sensor Technology Help Keep Office Workers Healthy?

CNBC – Is your house making you sick? 3 things you might not realize are affecting your health at home—and how to fix them