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The NTAA has been working with California Tribes and the California Air and Resource Board to create a PRK on information regarding Supplemental Environmental Projects, known as SEPs. NTAA is today releasing a new Policy Resource Kit (PRK) for California Tribes to help access CARB’s Supplemental Environmental Program (SEP).

The NTAA PRK includes:

  • NTAA Fact Sheet with CARB Resources
  • La Jolla Band of Mission Indians’ SEP

Tribal Templates for SEP projects including:

  • Minimizing Asthma in Home and Schools
  • Tribal Microgrid-EV Charging Station
  • Tribal Green Roof Projects
  • CARB SEP Budget Template

On NTAA’s website you will find SEP Project examples to see if your potential project will fit CARB’s program. For more information on CARBs SEP Program, visit or contact CARB at


NTAA Region 8 Monthly Video Update is now available!

The short video includes updates from Region 8 Primary Representative, Randall Ashley with the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes! Click here to watch the video and get all of the latest updates from NTAA!


Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

Yale Climate Connections – Tiny Leaks, big impacts: New research points to urban indoor methane links

High Country News – How tribal leaders want Chuck Sams to lead the Park Service

E&E – The key for EPA rules? Inside the methane tech revolution

NPR – Greenhouse gas levels reached record highs in 2020, even with pandemic lockdowns

Bloomberg – The Methane Hunters

Axios – 10,000 trees near giant sequoia groves to be removed after fires

High Country News – The White Sands discovery only confirms what Indigenous people have said all along

Here’s where you’ll find this week’s NACAA Washington Update!

Climate Change/Energy

NPR – The COP26 summit to fight climate change is about to start. Here’s what to expect

The Sacramento Bee – The records are in: Here’s how much rain fell Sunday from Sacramento’s ‘bomb cyclone’ storm

NY Times – Comb Cyclone and ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummel California With Rain and Wind

NY Times – Yes, There Has Been Progress on Climate. No, It’s Not Nearly Enough.

Toxics/Mobile Sources

New Mexico Political Report – Navajo group alleges U.S. violated human rights in uranium mine licensing

E&E – EPA Deems ‘Forever Chemical’ Haunting N.C. Toxic to Humans

Reuters – Rocky Mountain high: U.S. looks to Colorado for methane emissions policy

Grist – Report: Plastic is on track to become a bigger climate problem than coal

Indoor Air Quality

Regional Foundation Repair – Everything You Need To Know About Radon

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