TRIBES PLAN BROAD STUDY ON AIR QUALITY IN PUSH FOR GREATER AUTHORITY

December 1, 2005
Native Americans for the first time are conducting a comprehensive assessment of the state of air quality in Indian country, as part of a push for EPA to provide them with greater funds and air permitting authority to clamp down on pollution on tribal lands. The effort underscores the growing concern among tribal officials that they are being overlooked on a range of federal and state policy issues, including plans to curtail mercury emissions from power plants and minimize the...


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