EPA In The 1970's

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On December 2, 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency was established. The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, was created due to an elevated concern on pollution. Since being established, the EPA has committed to improving human health and improving the environment. The EPA was first proposed by President Richard Nixon and it began operating in December 1970. The agency works will all levels of government to create and enforce regulations and laws. The agency also works with industries in voluntary pollution prevention and conservation programs.

The idea for the environmental protection started in the 1950 's, when the government responded to the increasing public concerns for the growing pollution levels and the impact that human activity
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