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Resources Related to Air Quality

U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan Training Curriculum

EPA APTI

These courses provide information primarily for air regulators, air quality professionals, energy professionals, community members, and others interested in learning more about EPA’s regulations [...]

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Student Curriculum: Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment

This nine-lesson program was designed to excite kids about environmental health and empower them to take steps in their everyday lives to improve the environment for their community and reduce their [...]

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Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans

Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities and ideas on the topics of Air, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Energy, Health, Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, and [...]

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Burn Wise

Burn Wise

Burn Wise is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that emphasizes the importance of burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance to protect [...]

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Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center

Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center

The TAMS Center offers different training courses that focus on a variety of topics related to ambient and indoor air quality monitoring. To date, over 1,100 tribal professionals have been trained by [...]

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American Indian Air Quality Training Program (AIAQTP)

American Indian Air Quality Training Program

ITEP's American Indian Air Quality Training Program (AIAQTP) provides training and educational outreach for tribal environmental staff all over the United States, including Alaska. The various [...]

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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

ITEP was created to act as a catalyst among Tribal governments, research and technical resources at Northern Arizona University (NAU), various federal, state and local governments, and the private [...]

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National Clean Diesel Campaign

National Clean Diesel Campaign

EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) promotes clean air strategies by working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals, environmental and community organizations, and [...]

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US EPA Pesticide Fact Sheets and Health Information

EPA: Pesticides

Information about pests and pesticides commonly used in the US, including bed bugs, fleas and tics, triclosan, anti-microbial, etc. Includes health and safety, environmental effects, regulation, and [...]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Ventilation and Smoke-Free/Reduced Facilities

Tribal Green Casinos: Air Quality

Air Quality Presented by: Mansel Nelson, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Smoking is the number one cause of cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of cancer. Second [...]

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EPA-Tribal Implementation Plans for Regional Haze Rule

The goal of the Regional Haze Rule (RHR) is to eliminate human-caused visibility impairment in national parks and wilderness areas across the country. It contains strategies to improve visibility [...]

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Tribal Guidance for Section 309 of the Regional Haze Rule

A Tribe that develops a Regional Haze (RH) Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP) will actively contribute to helping reduce or eliminate haze in its airshed. This document is intended for the 185 [...]

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Model TIP Template for Section 309 of the Regional Haze Rule

The 309 Regional Haze TIP template may be used by those federally recognized tribes located in any of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and [...]

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National Tribal Air Association

National Tribal Air Association

The mission of the NTAA is to advance air quality management policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes and Alaska [...]

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Collaborators with Expertise in Air Quality

Funding Related to Air Quality

Healthy Environments Grants from Kresge

The places where we live shape our health. Unfortunately, many people live in neighborhoods that have limited access to affordable fresh food, safe places for recreation, high-quality education and [...]

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News Related to Air Quality

Mar
7

GRAND CANYON DEVELOPMENT PLAN REJECTED BY U.S. FOREST SERVICE HAS MANY CELEBRATING

The town of Tusayan applied for the road and utility easement in 2014 to make it possible for Stilo Development USA to build 2,100 houses, hotels, restaurants, a spa, and “an entertainment pavilion based on Native American themes” in an undeveloped part of town.It’s been a contentious project for years. […]

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Nov
15

Support Strengthens to Stop Oil and Gas Development to Keep Florida’s Everglades Wild

Betty Osceola is a member of the Miccosukee tribe and Panther clan. She is part of a growing coalition of Indian tribes, environmental groups, and concerned citizens who are fighting the creation of The River of Grass Greenway (ROGG), a bike path that would connect Naples to Miami. Stopping the bike path is a move to keep […]

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Aug
6

$4.3 Million Settlement Over Reid-Gardner Coal Plant for Moapa Paiute Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/08/06/43-million-settlement-over-reid-gardner-coal-plant-moapa-paiute-161299

A lawsuit filed two years ago by the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians over contaminants from the coal-fired Reid Gardner Power Generation Station near Las Vegas has been settled for $4.3 million.

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May
18

EPA Announces $1 Million for Tribal Applicants to Upgrade Diesel Engines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of $1 million in grant funding for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing air pollutants from diesel exhaust such as nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter (PM), which are linked to respiratory problems.

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Apr
9

Funding announced for tribal clean diesel projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced over $925,000 in grant funds for tribes in Washington to remove older marine diesel engines that emit harmful air pollutants and replace them with newer engines for more efficient marine vessels.

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Mar
25

EPA announces $925,000 for tribal clean diesel projects in Washington

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing over $925,000 in grant funds for tribes in Washington to remove older marine diesel engines that emit harmful air pollutants and replace them with newer engines for more efficient marine vessels.

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Feb
25

Bad River Seeks Pristine Air Classification

A northern Wisconsin tribe is seeking a change to its air quality status under federal law. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Air Management Program Director Bart Sponseller said the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is applying for Class I air status under the Clean Air Act.

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Feb
9

Tribe gets environment-friendly buses

The Cherokee Nation replaced several gas-powered transit buses with new, environmentally friendly buses that run on compressed natural gas, according to a media release.

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Dec
31

NV Energy pulls plug on three of Reid Gardner plant’s four coal-fired generators

The Reid Gardner Power Plant has closed three of its four coal-generated units, a symbolic victory for Nevada’s environmental advocates and the Moapa Band of Paiutes. NV Energy, the plant’s operator, says it retired the three 100-megawatt generators on Dec. 20.

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Aug
7

Minnesota reservation seeks stricter air standards

A Native American reservation in northern Minnesota has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to increase air quality protection in the area. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that officials of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa want the agency to give increase the reservation’s designation under the Clean […]

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May
15

CSKT to clear the air with Amish business

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have been dealing with burning permit issues with the Amish community spanning back seven years.

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Feb
2

Uranium mill west of Cortez, CO faces possible suit over radon

Grand Canyon Trust has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue Energy Fuels Resources for violations of the Clean Air Act and illegal tailing storage practices at its White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah. “We’ve always had concerns of contamination from the mill onto our land and water sources,” […]

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Jan
30

Hoopa Valley Tribe Declares Drought Emergency

The Hoopa Valley Tribal Council has declared a drought emergency. Major concerns resulting from low flow in the Trinity river include higher water temperatures during critical salmon migration times this fall, as well as conditions ideal for the growth of algae and bacteria that could become a health risk. Fire risk […]

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Jan
22

Northern Arapaho Tribe weighs in on EPA ruling

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is asking the U.S. EPA to reject a request from the state of Wyoming to halt implementation of the agency’s recent decision that over 1 million acres around Riverton remain legally Indian Country.

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Jan
16

Utes to track air quality

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has secured $45,000 from the EPA to install an air-quality and meteorological station in Towoac, CO.

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Jan
13

Ute Tribe makes effort to control trash fires

Ute leaders are trying to change the behavior of burning all garbage, and are embarking on a education campaign about the health hazards to the air, water and soil. At a public hearing last week in Towaoc, the tribe’s environmental specialists discussed the persistent problem of burning at an abandoned landfill […]

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Jan
2

EPA Ruling Raises Tribal Jurisdiction Questions

A U.S. EPA ruling that declared Riverton part of the Wind River Indian Reservation for the purposes of some regulations may result in a legal battle over jurisdiction.

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Nov
18

South Coast AQMD files petition over EPA rule on Morongo air quality

The AQMD has asked a federal court to review a ruling by the EPA regarding air quality standards on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Reservation.

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Oct
22

EPA Awards Over $847,000 to Oklahoma Tribes to Protect Air Quality

Four Oklahoma Tribes will have greater protection from toxic air pollution thanks to $847,097, assistance grants from the EPA. These funds will help provide assistance to monitor air quality on Tribal lands.

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Oct
16

Navajo Nation Council passes funding for tribal energy enterprise

During a special session Wednesday, the Navajo Nation Council voted to appropriate $4.1 million to the Navajo Transitional Energy Company.

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