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EPA at 50: Progress for a Stronger Future

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EPA at 50: Progress for a Stronger Future

Born in the wake of elevated concern about environmental pollution, EPA was established on December 2, 1970 to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting, and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection. Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

"The EPA Administrators: Looking back at 50 years of environmental protection"


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