Since its founding in 2002, the National Tribal Air Association has been a leading voice for Tribal air quality issues,
programs, and policies. With nearly 100 principal member tribes, the NTAA’s mission is to advance air quality
management and policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian
tribes and Alaskan Natives. Please explore our site and contact us if you have any questions or comments.
--Bill Thompson, Penobscot Nation Vice Chief and NTAA Executive Committee Chair
August 18, 2015 - EPA announces proposed measures to cut methane and VOC emissions from the oil and natural gas industry and clarify permitting requirements: www.epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/actions.html
A word on today's EPA action from the NTAA Chairman, Bill Thompson
Native American Tribes and other indigenous peoples are among those most impacted by climate change. As such, NTAA welcomes EPA's proposed measures to
mitigate emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from the oil and gas sector. Furthermore, NTAA views the regulation of volatile organic compounds
(VOCs) emitted by the oil and gas sector, as an important and necessary means of protecting the health of Tribal communities and the American people at
large. We will offer comments, questions, and concerns after a thorough review of this proposal.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us