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Definition(s):

  • (n) an independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment

Usage(s):

  • Some names the White House is considering as replacements for the departing Christine Todd Whitman.

News

  1. U.S. EPA recognizes Pennsbury School District for energy efficiency

    PENNSBURY – Green is the buzzword in the school district, which has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of Energy Star Leaders, a group of organizations that has improved energy efficiency across entire portfolios of buildings.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Yardley News

  2. EPA Awards $2 Million for Small Business Innovation Research: Promoting Green Jobs

    *WASHINGTON--June 12, 2013: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced more than $2 million to 25 small businesses nationwide to develop new environmental technologies that will help protect people's health and the environment.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Auto Channel

  3. EPA to take new look at haze plan

    UNDER EPA REVIEW: Apache Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant owned and operated by Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, has been the subject of environmental review for its emissions that have been blamed for regional haze, obscuring the view of national parks and public lands across southeastern Arizona.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Mohave Daily News

Quotes

  1. In a letter to Obama, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked the president to "direct the US EPA to act promptly and favorably on California's reconsideration request, so that we may continue the critical work of reducing our greenhouse gas...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Reuters

  2. "EPA has offered no reasoned explanation for its refusal to decide whether greenhouse gases cause or contribute to climate change," Stevens said.
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Forbes

  3. "This is a widespread contamination problem, and to see the Bush EPA just walk away is shocking," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who chairs the Senate's environment committee.
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Barbara Boxer Source: International Herald Tribune

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