Tribes’ Climate Change Comments Period Extended

The President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is so eager to hear what tribes and Alaska Natives have to say about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions that it has extended the comments period for those groups only through February 28, the agency announced.

With American Indians and Alaska Natives affected by “ecological changes on the landscape in ways that many Americans are not,” the agency’s press release said, that climate change “affect(s) the survival for both their livelihood and their culture.”

The CEQ wants input on several areas in which tribes could help the CEQ “provide some guidance on how to address impacts on wildlife, ecosystems, and natural resources in which tribes have treaty or statutory rights, or that are important to tribes for cultural or religious reasons.”

Tribal comments should filed by e-mail to Scott Nuzum at Robert_S._Nuzum@ceq.eop.gov.

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