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United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Environmental Protection Agency
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Seal of the Environmental Protection Agency
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Flag of the Environmental Protection Agency
Agency overview
Formed December 2, 1970
Employees 15,913 (2013)[1]
Annual budget $7.901 billion (2013)[1]
Agency executives Gina McCarthy, Administrator
Stan Meiburg, Acting Deputy Administrator

The United States Environmental Protection Agency[2] (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.[3] The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order.[4]


The EPA is supposed to protect the citizens of the US but it often does not. For example, it blames farmers for Monsanto's cancer-causing GMO crops.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "EPA's Budget and Spending | Planning Budget Results". US EPA. United States Environmental Protection Agency. 2014-03-04. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  2. "US Environmental Protection Agency". Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. "Our Mission and What We Do". US EPA. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  4. "Public Access – When and how was the EPA Created?". U.S. EPA. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  5. http://naturalsociety.com/epa-placing-blame-on-farmers-for-monsantos-cancer-causing-gmo-crops/
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