United States Environmental Protection Agency

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.wikipedia
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Richard Nixon

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President Richard Nixon proposed the establishment of EPA on July 9, 1970 and it began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order.
He imposed wage and price controls for 90 days, enforced desegregation of Southern schools, established the Environmental Protection Agency, and began the War on Cancer.

Andrew R. Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler
The current Administrator is former Deputy Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler, who had been acting administrator since July 2018.
Andrew R. Wheeler (born December 23, 1964) is an American attorney and serves as the 15th Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Reorganization Plan No. 3

order establishing the EPA
The order establishing the EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate.
3''' was a presidential directive submitted to the United States Congress on July 9, 1970 by President Richard Nixon establishing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and setting forth the components of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Rachel Carson

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The 1962 publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson alerted the public about the detrimental effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
It also inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

William Ruckelshaus

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The agency's first Administrator, William Ruckelshaus, took the oath of office on December 4, 1970.
He was the first head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 1970, and was subsequently acting director of the FBI, then Deputy Attorney General of the United States.

Silent Spring

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The 1962 publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson alerted the public about the detrimental effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
It spurred a reversal in the United States' national pesticide policy, led to a nationwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses, and helped to inspire an environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Independent agencies of the United States government

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.
Generally, the heads of independent regulatory agencies can only be removed for cause, whereas Cabinet members and heads of executive agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, serve "at the pleasure of the president".

Clean Air Act (United States)

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At the time, the environment was increasingly being recognized as a regional issue, which was reflected in 1990 amendment of the Clean Air Act and new approaches by the agency.
As with many other major U.S. federal environmental statutes, it is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with state, local, and tribal governments.

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

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In 1972, Congress also amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, requiring the newly formed EPA to measure every pesticide's risks against its potential benefits.
It is administered and regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the appropriate environmental agencies of the respective states.

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

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The Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) is the law enforcement arm of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Scott Pruitt

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From February 2017 to July 2018, Scott Pruitt served as the 14th Administrator.
As Oklahoma's Attorney General, Pruitt sued the Environmental Protection Agency at least 14 times regarding the agency's actions.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

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The same year, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act was passed, significantly amending the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965.
The RCRA program is a joint federal and state endeavor, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) providing basic requirements that states then adopt, adapt, and enforce.

National Exposure Research Laboratory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) is a national laboratory that conducts research and development to find improved methods, measurements, and models to assess and predict exposures of humans and ecosystems to pollutants and other conditions in air, water, soil, and food.

Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965

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The same year, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act was passed, significantly amending the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency described the Act as "the first federal effort to improve waste disposal technology".

Cuyahoga River

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The burning Cuyahoga River in 1969 had led to a national outcry.
The 1969 Cuyahoga River fire helped spur an avalanche of water pollution control activities, resulting in the Clean Water Act, Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, and the creation of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA).

Robert Jones (Ohio lawyer)

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In December 1970 a federal grand jury investigation led by U.S. Attorney Robert W. Jones began, of water pollution allegedly being caused by about 12 companies in northeastern Ohio.
As the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved ahead on pollution control, the Attorney General of the United States, John N. Mitchell gave a press conference December 18, 1970: “As in the case of other government departments and agencies, EPA refers civil and criminal suits to the Department of Justice, which determines whether there is a base for prosecution and of course, if we find it so, we proceed with court action…And today, I would like to announce that we are filing suit this morning against the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company.

National Environmental Policy Act

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The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) was modeled on the Resources and Conservation Act of 1959 (RCA).
Exemptions and exclusions are also present within NEPA's guidelines, including specific federal projects detailed in legislation and EPA exemptions.

Federal government of the United States

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.
There are also independent agencies such as the United States Postal Service (USPS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Environmental protection

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.
Since 1969, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to protect the environment and human health.

Pesticide

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The 1962 publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson alerted the public about the detrimental effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
Proper pesticide use decreases these associated risks to a level deemed acceptable by pesticide regulatory agencies such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Canada.

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

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This same year, Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, which authorized the EPA to gather data on toxic chemicals and share this information with the public.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a list of "extremely hazardous substances (EHS)."

Safe Drinking Water Act

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Pursuant to the act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set standards for drinking water quality and oversee all states, localities, and water suppliers that implement the standards.

Vermont

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In 2007, Vermont was best in the country for construction of new energy efficient homes as evaluated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the Energy Star program.

Energy Star

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Energy Star (trademarked ENERGY STAR) is a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that promotes energy efficiency.

Food Quality Protection Act

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The FQPA standardized the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would manage the use of pesticides and amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.