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Earth Day

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.

Books in our collection


Powering the future: how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow  by Robert Laughlin

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