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The EPA works constantly to protect the environment.

There was a time when people really didn’t think much about the environment.  The word environmentalism didn’t even exist.  However, over the years, the issue of environmental stewardship has become very important.  What once was just a place we lived now became a place we take care of.  It was like going from renting to owning a home.

President Nixon was in office, and he was a president who cared about the environment.  He spoke to congress about his concerns and made plans to change things.  Thus the Environmental Protection Agency was formed.

Over the years, the EPA has achieved countless victories in the fight for clean air, water, land and food.  During that time, environmentalism has caught hold and people around the world are on board.

Learn more by reading our full profile on the Environmental Protection Agency.