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TODAY! NTAA Leaders to speak at EPA’s Public Hearing on the Proposed Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review

December 1, 2021, 2pm – 5pm EST | Click here to see the speaker list

To join the call, click on this YouTube link


Submit your 2022 NTFAQ Presentation Abstract | Google Form

The National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTFAQ) aims to support Tribal programs by fostering information-sharing and networking opportunities that are focused on building Tribal capacity in air quality management. The event’s agenda is driven by Tribal input and priorities, with a focus on increasing Tribal engagement in air quality initiatives that are relevant to tribal communities across the nation.  The NTFAQ is scheduled for May 2-5, 2022.

Sample topic for presentations or trainings may include but is not limited to:
•        Air Quality & Grants
•        Air Quality Policy & Regulations
•        Indoor Air Quality
•        Air Quality Health and Research
•        Technical: air monitoring, data management & analysis, emission inventories
•        Tribal Case Studies: examples of Tribes implementing air quality projects & programs
•        Climate Change & Air Quality
•        Community engagement: youth, elders, and community leaders
•        Tribal/Traditional Knowledge
If you have questions about the agenda, presentation options, or other ways to participate in the event, please contact
• Call for Presentations Opens: December 1st, 2021
• Presentation Proposals Due: January 15th, 2022
• Letter of Notification (will include instructions and timeline): February 17th, 2022
• Presentation Materials Deadline: March 28 (if pre-recorded) April 15 (if in-person)


Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

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Anthropocene Mag – Scientists solve two problems at once—turning methane pollution into sustainable fishmeal

GreenWire – EPA forces natural gas plants to make pollution data public

The Hill – With Build Back Better, Dems aim to correct messaging missteps

AP – Thousands lose power on Thanksgiving in Southern California

NPR – Fighting Fires and Family Secrets

NY Times – This fire-loving fungus eats charcoal, if it must

Reuters – Brazil faces economic pain as Amazon forest destruction dries up water supplies

Thomas Reuters Foundation – EXPLAINER: What is ‘net zero’ and why does it matter?

Climate Change/Energy

The Hill Biden administration approves second offshore wind project off Rhode Island

CNN – White House creates new climate-focused division within Office of Science and Technology Policy

NPR – British Columbia faces floods after a month’s worth of rain fell in two days

Climate Signals – Extreme Precipitation Increase

Nexus – Social Unrest In Iran Worsened By Drought

The Advocate – When it rains, it can pour sewage in Baton Rouge. These residents bear the brunt of it.

The Guardian – Activists take court action against Boris Johnson over climate crisis

Climate Wire – Flood funding slashed in reconciliation package

Toxics/Mobile Sources

AP – Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban

HuffPost – Biden Gulf Oil Sale Means More Drilling Within Legacy Chemical Dump Site

LA Times – Can lithium cure what ails the Salton Sea?

NY Times – Hunt for the ‘blood diamond of batteries’ impedes green energy push

AP – Colorado debates bonding for closing, cleaning orphan wells

Inside Climate News – Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Includes Money for Recycling, But the Debate Over Plastics Rages On

Indoor Air Quality

Mountain Democrat – 7 indoor air quality myths debunked

Yahoo Finance – New Research Outlines Importance of Air Purifiers to Reduce Indoor Pollution

IndyStar – Scrub Hub: Can indoor air quality hurt my health more than the outdoor air?