Environmental Protection Agency

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. 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. 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. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the president and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Gina McCarthy.
Posts about Environmental Protection Agency
    • Answers to Frequent Questions about CHP

      Considering Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to save money, enhance reliability, and benefit the environment? The EPA CHP Partnership and Prince Law Offices can help. What is CHP? Typically, nearly two-thirds of the energy used to generate electricity is wasted in the form of heat discharged to the atmosphere. Additional energy is wasted during the distribution of electricity to end users.

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  • The Different Types of White-Collar Crime Laws in Texas

    …. Both Texas and U.S. legislation list activities that are typically considered white-collar crimes: The U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause authorizes federal authorities to regular white-collar crimes. Multiple federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SEC, FBI, U.S. Customs, Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Postal Service…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 9 readers -
  • New Revelations from the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Web of Deceit

    … deceptive emissions settings, industry analysts say that cars sold in Europe, with its strict emissions standards are the most likely culprits. Here in the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency and other regulators have cited VW’s luxury brand, Porsche, for installing the cheating software that reduced diesel emissions during environmental…

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