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Returning EPA to its Core Mission

EPA is returning to its core mission of protecting human health and the environment. We are committed to providing clean and safe air, water, and land for all Americans. We are building on the enormous progress EPA has made since it was established in 1970 – increasing the safety of lakes and rivers, reducing smog, cleaning up contaminated lands, and guaranteeing the safety of chemicals in the marketplace. 

"We are returning EPA to its original charter: clean air, water, and land. EPA is most effective when it is working within the law and in partnership with states to protect the environment and provide regulatory certainty to America’s businesses and workers.” -- Administrator Scott Pruitt

Priorities:

  • Improving approval time of state plans to meet air quality standards
  • Ensuring safety of chemicals in the marketplace
  • Taking faster action on priority contaminated sites

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