NACAA and Tribal Organizations Call for Adequate Funding

April 24, 2017 – NACAA sent a joint letter with the National Tribal Air Association, the Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center’s Steering Committee and the EPA’s National Tribal Caucus to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to emphasize the critical importance of continued federal funding for the activities that federal, state, local and Tribal air agencies carry out.  The letter notes that federal grants support many critical state, local and Tribal programs that are essential to attaining and maintaining healthful air quality.  Many of these activities are resource intensive and it is imperative that funding from EPA be continued at a level that keeps these programs in full operation.  Additionally, the groups called upon EPA to support the sovereignty and self-determination of states, local governments and Tribes through “proactive engagement in government-to-government consultation” and the development and implementation of air quality programs that respond to the input EPA receives from States, Local agencies, and Tribes.”