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PHOTOS FROM THE FIELD: Week of April 12 – 16, 2021

PHOTOS FROM THE FIELD

Between 2.5 and 6 million Indigenous people live in the United States, where generations of systemic abuses have often led to chronic poverty, poor health care, substandard housing, and inadequate protection from sources of pollution. Air pollution causes or exacerbates almost all of the major health disparities experienced by Indigenous people, making it especially urgent to improve air quality on tribal lands.

This Thursday, April 15 at 6PM ET, #Indigenous leaders from Moms Clean Air Force and the National Tribal Air Association will gather on Facebook Live for a special round table discussion about how air pollution and #ClimateChange impact Indigenous communities and what what we can do to ensure #JusticeInEveryBreath.
WATCH LIVE HERE! on Thursday, April 15 @6pm ET!

 

 

 

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Join representatives from NTAA and Moms Clean Air Force as they announce the publication of a joint fact sheet and discuss the new partnership between NTAA and Moms Clean Air Force. The fact sheet provides a summary of the air pollution impacts on Indigenous people. You can view the new fact sheet here and be sure to check out the Facebook Live event to be held on Thursday, April 15 at 6pm ET here. The live event will be recorded and posted on Moms’ YouTube channel and on NTAA’s website for viewing after the 15th.

Registration for the 2021 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTFAQ) is now open and FREE! Click here to register for the 2021 NTFAQ that will take place LIVE remotely on a virtual platform May 17-21, 2021. The 2021 NTFAQ is hosted by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Click here to learn more!

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

Reuters – Biden budget’s $14 billion hike for climate includes big boosts for EPA, science

E&E News – 6 questions, answers about Biden’s spending plan

NPR – EPA Chief Says Biden Infrastructure Bill Will Help The U.S. Face Climate Change

Reuters – Biden admin’s methane emission curbs to exceed Obama’s: EPA chief

The Guardian – Airborne plastic pollution ‘spiraling around the globe’, study finds

The Guardian – Exclusive: EPA reverses Trump stance in push to tackle environmental racism

AP – Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

Native News Online – LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard, Leader of Standing Rock’s Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Passes on

“Two years ago, when Dakota Access first came, I looked at the pipeline map and knew that my entire world was in danger,” she wrote in YES! Magazine. “If we allow this pipeline, we will lose everything. We are the river, and the river is us. We have no choice but to stand up.”

High Country News – Can a wildlife refuge help a community’s fight for environmental justice?

WGNTV – ‘We just want to breathe’: Little Village protest marks anniversary of botched coal plant demolition

The Hill – Haaland return sets up Biden decision on Utah national monuments shrunk by Trump

Bloomberg Law – Scientists Fear Trump Wood-Burn Stance to Stay Under Regan EPA

The Atlantic – Return the National Parks to the Tribes

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

Energy News Network – Black, Latinx families bear the energy burden in Milwaukee, study finds

High Country News – Tribal nations adapt to being at ‘ground zero’ of the climate crisis

Grist – Cascadia’s communities of color speak out against climate injustice

Grist – House hunters are fleeing climate change, causing a new kind of gentrification

Environmental Health News – Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

CBS – Guatemalan farmer weights leaving family behind to go to U.S. as climate change poverty forces migrants from homes

NPR – Energy Policy Researcher Says Biden’s Jobs Plan Tackles Climate Change

Gizmodo – California Could Require Uber and Lyft to Go Electric by 2030

U.S. Department of Energy – DOE Announces $35 Million for Technologies to Reduce Methane Emissions

The Washington Post – Drought-plagued California and western U.S. may see another devastating fire season

The Guardian – Meet Arizona’s water one-percenters

Toxics/Mobile Sources

The Washington Post – South Korean battery makers reach last-minute settlement

Gizmodo – Big Oil Fed State Educators Stats Used to Push Back on Biden’s Climate Goals

Reuters – Biden admin’s methane emission curbs to exceed Obama’s: EPA chief

NPR – Betting Big on Electric Vehicles, Biden Faces Fraught Decision on Ga. Battery Plant

Indoor Air Quality

Quartz – The air you breathe: Indoor air plays a surprisingly large role in human health, even when there isn’t a pandemic.

U.S. EPA Region 10 – EPA and Tribal Healthy Homes Network are hosting a 3-part webinar series on Tribal Innovations & Success Stories in Healthy Homes Outreach. Click here to register.

Be sure to subscribe to EPA’s IAQ Bulletins

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