Environmental Protection Agency - Bio, News, Photos - Washington Times

Topic - Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with 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 submitted a reorganization plan to Congress and it was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the president and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Lisa P. Jackson. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank. The agency has approximately 17,000 full-time employees.Also see [http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/tables/07s0483.xls U.S. Census Bureau spreadsheet] - Source: Wikipedia

Related Stories
















Photos


Quotations

"GE will continue to collect environmental data to assess ongoing improvements in river conditions and to work closely with EPA, New York State, and local communities on other Hudson environmental projects," the company said in a written statement.

EPA won't make GE restart Hudson dredging for now →

The EPA says GE could potentially be compelled to conduct additional dredging if future river conditions warrant.

The Latest: Cuomo slams environment agency on Hudson cleanup →

© Copyright 2019 The Washington Times, LLC
3600 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

Switch to Desktop version