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E.P.A. Directs New York to Act on Muddy Waterway

E.P.A. Directs New York to Act on Muddy Waterway | Environmental Protection Agency | Scoop.it
The agency says New York State must figure out how to alleviate the turbidity caused by discharges from an upstate reservoir.
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United States Environmental Protection Agency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the United States 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.[2] The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing the EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate.[3] 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 EPA has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., regional offices for each of the agency's ten regions, and 27 laboratories. The agency conducts environmental assessment, research, and education. It has the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing national standards under a variety of environmental laws, in consultation with state, tribal, and local governments. It delegates some permitting, monitoring, and enforcement responsibility to U.S. states and Native American tribes. EPA enforcement powers include fines, sanctions, and other measures. The agency also works with industries and all levels of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention programs and energy conservation efforts.

The agency has approximately 17,000 full-time employees.[4] and engages many more people on a contractual basis. More than half of EPA human resources are engineers, scientists, and environmental protection specialists; other groups include legal, public affairs, financial, and information technologists.

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Senate Approves Hurricane Relief Bill With $600 Million in EPA Aid to Utilities

Senate Approves Hurricane Relief Bill With $600 Million in EPA Aid to Utilities | Environmental Protection Agency | Scoop.it
Senate approved disaster relief bill Jan. 28 appropriate 607.7 million Environmental Protection Agency mostly repair water utilities New York New Jersey damaged Hurricane Sandy prepare future storms.
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