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.
Andrew Wheeler was confirmed last month as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Wednesday, he announced what he views as the greatest threat to the environment. Brady Dennis, a national.. CBS News - Published
Crews have extinguished a fire that's burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility. The fire sent up a huge plume of smoke but the EPA says air quality remains safe (March 20)
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Scientists say wildfires like the one that razed Paradise last November burn thousands of pounds of wiring, plastic pipes and building materials, leaving dangerous chemicals in the air, soil and water...
According to Reuters, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to release a single draft rule to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline and curb biofuel credit speculation. The..
The acting White House chief of staff on Sunday said President Donald Trump was prepared to shut down the government again if Democrats and Republicans could not reach a deal that satisfied his border..
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce Wednesday that he believes water safety is a bigger environmental crisis than climate change. Only on CBS News, EPA Administrator.. CBS News - Published
The EPA is banning the consumer use of methylene chloride, a toxic chemical used in paint strippers that is linked to dozens of deaths. But the agency is not banning the chemical for commercial use,.. CBS News - Published