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TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of June 7 – 11, 2021

TOP STORIES

Washington Post – Alaska Native corporation to protect its land, dealing blow to massive gold mine project

E&E News – Acting air chief plots course for tackling Trump rollbacks

EPA – Air Pollution Trends Continue to Link Clean Air and Strong Economy

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

NY Times – WAs Warming Fuels Disasters, Relief Often Favors White People

NY Times – Offshore Wind Farms Show What Biden’s Climate Plan Is Up Against

Bloomberg ­– CO₂ Reaches Its Highest Level in More Than 4 Million Years

Reuters – U.S. regulator tells pipeline operators to prepare methane curbs

Phys.org – Establishing a link between air pollution and dementia

The Hill – CO2 concentration levels hit record high, show no impact from pandemic

Indian Country Today – Native professionals embrace virtual policy work

Indian Country Today ­– The modern treaty: protecting Alaska Native land, values

Native Sun News Today – White Plume inspires ‘New Green Revolution’

Colorado Sun – Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along the Front Range. New rules to fix it are ahead.

Legal Reader – Research Confirms Air Quality Affects Student Test Performance

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

Climate Change/Energy

Indian Country Today – Protesters maintain blockade at oil pipeline site

Axios – The huge gap between today’s policies and Paris goals

The Hill – OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden administration moves to reverse Trump endangered species rollbacks | Putin says Nord Stream 2 pipeline nearing completion | Climate a sticking point after Biden-Capito infrastructure talk

Yahoo! News – California and much of the American West face mega-drought brought on by climate change

The Conversation – As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

The Guardian – Climate crisis to shrink G7 economies twice as much as Covid-19, says research

Live Science – ‘Glacier blood’ could be key to understanding impacts of climate change

Reuters – G7 leaders urged to show solidarity on climate change and COVID-19 at summit

Nature – More than one-third of heat deaths blamed on climate change

Forbes – This Is Why Climate Change Should Be Part Of Your Retirement Plan

National Law Review – Washington Adopts Economy-Wide Climate Legislation: “Cap-and-Invest” Approach Sets a Price For Carbon Emissions And Allows Washington To Join Existing Emissions Credit Markets

The Hill – Granholm launches ‘Earthshot’ goal of reducing hydrogen energy cost to $1

Toxics/Mobile Sources

BioMass Magazine – EPA seeks nominations for technical review committee

Axios – EVs are surging, but not enough to meet climate goals

NY Times – Climate Activists Defeat Exxon in Push for Clean Energy

MPR News – EPA alerts Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Band that PolyMet mine ‘may affect’ their waters

American Progress – Using Performance Management to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions From the Surface Transportation Sector

JD Supra – Air Regulators Tackle Trucking at Southern California Warehouses

Environmental Defense Fund – California Accelerates Toward Zero-Emission Vehicle Standards That Will Save Lives, Save Money, Create Jobs

NY Times – Crackdown on Emissions ‘Defeat Devices’ Has Amateur Racers Up in Arms

School Transportation News ­– Student Transportation of America Creates Electric Vehicle Program

Indoor Air Quality

Derby Informer – Home Upgrades for Better Indoor Air Quality

VeryWell Health – How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality to Protect Against Pollutants

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