NTAA Webinar for Tribes on the VW Settlement for Clean Air Act Violations
The National Tribal Air Association held this webinar on the VW Settlement regarding violations of the Clean Air Act on Thursday, August 18th, 2016. This webinar reviewed NTAA and TAMS comments to the U.S Department of Justice that were recently submitted regarding the historic $1.7 billion settlement, of which $50 million will be available to Tribes. Below you can download the presentation made by NTAA Policy Advisory Committee Member Pilar Thomas.
Ron Williams, a research chemist with EPA’s Office of Research and Development’s National Exposure Research Laboratory
discussed the growing impact of citizen’s science and personal air monitors.
Ben Benoit with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe who discussed a pilot study at Leech Lake utilizing personal air monitors.
Christopher Lee from the Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center (TAMS) and Craig Kreman from the TAMS Steering Committee
discussed TAMS’ ongoing work to support Tribes’ air quality technological needs within a quickly changing world.
The Aleknagik Traditional Council worked with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and partners to create
several educational video on Indoor Air Quality including:
Let’s Clear the Air: How to Take Care of Your HRV
Let's Clear the Air: Simple Steps to a Healthier Home Click HERE to view video. Final Clean Power Plan Webinar
Brief explanation of NTAA comment and template letters
Overview of the proposed ozone rule
A review of NTAA’s comments
Q&A session for Tribal participants
NTAA Clean Power Plan Webinar Series
Webinar 1 – Introduction to the rule – August 4th, 11 AM (PDT)
During this webinar, we will discuss the proposed rule, "The Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources:
Electric Utility Generating Units". In addition, we will outline the four building blocks of the rule and explore the possible
implications of this rule for Tribes.
Webinar 2 – The Carbon Rule: Implications for Indian Country, Panel Discussion– September 5th, 11 AM (PDT)
On this webinar, NTAA will host of panel of policy experts (listed below) who will shed light on to the economic, environmental,
ecological, and health impacts on Tribal communities; Opportunities for communities if states invest renewable energy developments and
energy efficiency in low-income communities; Job creation; Multi-jurisdictional planning; Opportunities for Tribes to comment of
effective models (i.e. RPOs); and Exempt facilities on Tribal lands.
Bob Gruenig – NTAA Policy Advisory Committee
Garrit Voggesser – NTAA Policy Advisory Committee
Bob Gough – Intertribal Council on Utility Policy
Laura McKelvey – EPA OAQPS
Janice Nolen – American Lung Association
Jim Murphy – National Wildlife Federation
Webinar 3 – Review of NTAA comment letter and Tribal template letter – September 29th, 11 AM (PDT)
In the final webinar for this series, NTAA Policy Advisory Committee members and staff will present on the NTAA comment letter and Tribal
template letter. NTAA staff will also provide an overview of how to adapt the Tribal template letter and how to submit comments to EPA on
this and other rules.