United States Environmental Protection Agency
|Environmental Protection Agency|
|Seal of the Environmental Protection Agency|
|File:Flag of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.svg|
|Flag of the Environmental Protection Agency|
|Formed||December 2, 1970|
|Annual budget||$7.901 billion (2013)|
|Agency executives|| Gina McCarthy, Administrator |
Stan Meiburg, Acting Deputy Administrator
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of 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 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order.
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