Celebrating 50 years of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA was created on December 2, 1970, by President Richard Nixon.
Since its founding in 1970, EPA has had 15 administrators appointed by the president.
VIDEO: EPA's administrators talk about their tenure at EPA's helm.
Origins of EPA
- View photos from EPA's Documerica Project (1971-1977) and other environmental photo collections.
- Watch videos about the administrators.
- EPA's archive also includes biographies, photos and other information about EPA's history. SEARCH EPA ARCHIVE