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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

Tribal Energy and Environment Resources

Environmental Protection in Indian Country

Learn more about environmental protection in Indian Country.

Investing in energy strategies that lower emissions can be an effective way for tribal governments to achieve multiple goals: improving air quality and public health, strengthening their energy resilience, reducing air pollution and saving money.

EPA’s State and Local Energy and Environment Program offers free tools, data and technical expertise about energy strategies, including energy efficiency, renewable energy and other emerging technologies, to help state, local and tribal governments achieve their environmental, energy and economic objectives.

While many of these resources were developed for state and local governments, tribes may also find them useful.  Tribal communities can adapt the information presented here and incorporate traditional knowledge and practices into climate projects.