FACT SHEET: President Biden Restores Protections for Three National Monuments and Renews American Leadership to Steward Lands, Waters, and Cultural Resources

People – Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Honors Indigenous Peoples (and Bests Her Personal Goal) at Boston Marathon

NPR – Indigenous People’s Day is a federal holiday now. Activists want to drop Columbus Day

The White House – A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2021

The Hill – EPA finds evidence for tightening key air quality standard

U.S. EPA – EPA Publishes its 2021 Climate Adaptation Action Plan


The National Tribal Air Association invites you to participate in a baseline needs assessment of Tribal air quality needs, issues, and priorities. All Tribes are encouraged to submit their survey.


  1. What’s the Purpose of the Survey? The information you provide will enable NTAA to comprehensively describe Tribal ambient and indoor air quality needs. This information will then be used to identify the range of Tribal air quality needs and priorities and build Tribal air quality management
  2. Is it Voluntary? Yes! Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you are free to decline to answer any question you do not wish to
  3. How Long Will It Take? The survey will take between 15 – 20 minutes to
  4. Is There an Incentive? Actually yes! The first 50 respondents to submit a completed survey will receive a $10 Starbucks or $10 Amazon gift card. (This is made possible through the donation of an NTAA non-profit partner, not federal funds.)
  5. What if My Internet is Connection is Poor? We are happy to conduct the survey with you by telephone. If you would like to take the survey by phone, please email Sydney Janssen at to set up a time, or call 800-717-2118, Ext. 105
  6. What if I am Not Familiar to Air Quality? If you would like to familiarize yourself with air quality funding sources and concepts mentioned in the survey, please review the glossary PDF.
  7. When Does the Survey Close? The survey closes on Friday, October 29th at 5:00pm Pacific Standard

TO BEGIN THE SURVEY, CLICK HERE. (If the link does not automatically open, please cut and paste this link into your browser: Assessment). You can also find the survey on NTAA’s website here.


Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

The Hill – California to ban gas lawn mowers, leaf blowers

NBC News – Map: Air pollution kills millions worldwide. In the western U.S., the air is only getting worse.

NBC Today – Al Roker talks to EPA administrator about extreme weather, ‘air inequality’ and more

E&E  News – Biden EPA to tighten soot standards Trump left unchanged

E&E News – EPA agrees to further phase down superpollutant

Indian Country Today – Boston honors Indigenous marathon runners

Indian Country Today – Top 10 Indian Country stories for week ending October 9, 2021

High Country News – How the U.S. legal system ignores tribal law

AP – Biden appoints Debra Shore to lead EPA Midwestern office

Climate Change/Energy

CNN – Scientists looked at more than 100,000 studies and found the world has a giant climate-crisis blind spot

Nature – Climate action and just transition

Marketplace – Thirty countries agree to methane emissions cuts to protect the climate

Sierra Magazine – Abandoned Oil and Gas Sites Are Leaking Methane Across the Country

E&E News – Biden readies federal agencies for climate risks

E&E News – Grid operators: ‘Safety valve’ needed for Dems’ clean energy plan

The Hill – Biden faces pressure to pass infrastructure bills before climate summit

Nevada Current – EPA confirms climate impacts are more adverse for racial minorities in the Southwest

Toxics/Mobile Sources

Reuters – Factbox: EV and battery makers target $24 billion for southern U.S. plants

The Hill – Democrats’ electric vehicle push sparks intense lobbying fight

Indoor Air Quality

Discover – Children and COVID-19: How Should We Consider the Risks?

Be sure to subscribe to EPA’s IAQ Bulletins