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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection. President Richard Nixon proposed the establishment of EPA on July 9, 1970 and it 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. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the President and approved by Congress. The current Administrator is former Deputy Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler, who had been acting administrator since July 2018. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the Administrator is normally given cabinet rank.

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According to the EPA, most of us spend 90% of our time indoors, exposed to air that is up to five times more polluted than outdoors. Tech can help.
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Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, in a prison van (Picture: EPA) Julian Assange will stay in prison until an extradition hearing rather than leave on bail..
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Nancy Cook, White House reporter for Politico, and CBSN political contributor Molly Hooper join "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest push for impeachment, as..
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The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers..
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Leaders in the beekeeping industry have sued the environmental agency over its approval of the use of a pesticide that has harmed colonies.
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The 2015 rule spells out protections for large and small U.S. bodies of water. Environmentalists fear its replacement could result in more pollution
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Cigarette butt gets man arrested for Dakota pipeline protest 3 years later, Colorado asks EPA to downgrade its cities’ air ratings, and more
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The film "Joker" by American director Todd Phillip was awarded on Saturday the Golden Lion at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. US director Todd..
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