History and Origin of EPA
EPA was created on December 2, 1970, by President Richard Nixon to protect human health and the environment.
Historical Environmental Topics
Find historical resources about statutes, regulations and policies, natural disasters or other emergencies, or other topics of historical interest.
Historical Photos and Images
Discover videos and images collected as part of the Documerica project, the State of the Environment (SotE) photo project, and other image and video galleries.
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment - today and every day.
Milestones in Environmental History
View a timeline of milestones in EPA and environmental history.
Learn about EPA's mission, organization and EPA's role where you live.
Read reports, speeches, websites and other information about EPA's achievements throughout its history.