The new legislation just signed into law includes unprecedented investment into measures intended to reduce climate change. It sends millions of dollars to tribal projects, but also keeps in place reliance on polluters. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce finds how the Inflation Reduction Act is a boost for the planet with Pilar Thomas (Pascua Yaqui), partner in the Quarles and Brady law firm’s Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Practice Group and a law professor at Arizona State University; Jordan Harmon (Muscogee Creek), policy analyst and legislative advocate for the Indigenous Environmental Network; Brett Isaac (Diné), executive chairman at Navajo Power; and Jill Sherman-Warne (Hoopa), executive director for the Native American Environmental Protection Coalition and a Hoopa tribal councilmember.
Break 1 music: Earth Song (song) Elizabeth Hill (artist) Peacemakers Lullaby (album)
Break 2 music: Don’t Make Trouble in Your Heart (song) Cheevers Toppah (artist) Renewed Spirit – Harmonized Church Hymns of The Kiowa (album)