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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 3, 1970, after Nixon submitted a reorganization plan to Congress and it was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the president and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Lisa P. Jackson. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank. The agency has approximately 18,000 full-time employees.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Public Health Crisis Letter to EPA and HHS

Public Health Crisis Letter to EPA and HHS 154 groups urge feds to act on post-BP disaster health crisis By Sue Sturgis A coalition of 154 organizations sent a letter yesterday to the heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog EPA Secrets

EPA Secrets U.S. firms fight to keep global warming data secret WASHINGTON — Some of America’s largest emitters of heat-trapping gases, including businesses that publicly support efforts to curb global warming, don’t want the public knowing exactly how much they pollute. … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog EPA

EPA EPA names director for oil spill restoration panel The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A Florida native and consultant on environmental and land issues has been given the job of executive director for a panel set up to handle … Continue reading

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