What Is The Environmental Protection Agency?

President Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970. It administers the vast majority of environmental laws and also coordinates environmental policies. Some of the many additional functions of the EPA are as follows:


  1. It establishes environmental regulations;
  2. It sets emissions` standards;
  3. Ascertains whether chemicals propose a danger to the environment or human health; and
  4. Oversees businesses and industries throughout the country to make sure they are adhering to the environmental regulations.

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