U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Founding Year: 1970

Staff: 14000

Budget: $6.658b (2021)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(1970; Washington, DC; 14k staff; epa.gov)

An independent executive agency of the U.S. government working on environmental protection issues. It strives to ensure that “all Americans have clean air, land and water.” Consequently, it works to develop and enforce environmental laws by writing regulations. EPA also provides grants to “state environmental programs, non-profits, educational institutions, and others” working on protecting “human health and the environment.”  Its laboratories “identify and try to solve environmental problems” through research and partnership with various “businesses, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments.”

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Leadership: Michael S. Regan (Administrator)
Budget:
$6.658b (2021)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


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