In 1970, the first nationwide Earth Day was celebrated in the U.S. as an environmental awareness event celebrated by millions of Americans with marches, educational programs, and rallies. Later the same year, President Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, on December 2, 1970 to address America's severe pollution problem. Its mission is to safeguard the nation's water, air and soil from pollution. The agency conducts research, sets standards, monitors activities and helps to enforce environmental protection laws.
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True green: executive effectiveness in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by Gerald Emison, John Morris
The Environmental Protection Agency: cleaning up America's act by Robert Collin