NTAA: Policy Response Kits

Policy Response Kits:


Methane & VOC Emissions

August 18, 2015 - EPA has proposed several measures to cut methane and VOC emissions from the oil and natural gas industry and clarify permitting requirements. NTAA prepared this Policy Response Kit that includes an EPA fact sheet, two NTAA comment letters and two corresponding template letters for your use in submitting comments from your Tribe. EPA’s comment period closed on December 4th, 2015.
A word on EPA’s action to regulate methane emissions 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 t he health of Tribal communities and the American people at large.

    EPA Methane Fact Sheet
     Click HERE for document.

NTAA comment letter on EPA's Proposed Methane Rule
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NTAA's Comments on EPA's Proposed Federal Implementation Plan for Managing Air Emissions from True Minor Sources Engaged in Oil and Natural Gas Production in Indian Country
Click HERE for document.

NTAA Carbon Rule LetterTribal Template letter on EPA's Proposed Methane Rule
Click HERE for document.

NTAA Carbon Rule LetterTribal Template letter on EPA's Proposed Federal Implementation Plan for Managing Air Emissions from True Minor Sources Engaged in Oil and Natural Gas Production in Indian Country
Click HERE for document.