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|EPA’s purpose is to ensure that:
All Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work.
National efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information.
Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively.
Environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides leadership in the nation's environmental science, research,education and assessment efforts; makes sound regulatory and program decisions; and carries out effective programs and policies to improve the global environment.
In July of 1970, the White House and Congress worked together to establish the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to the growing public demand for cleaner water, air, and land. For the past 27 years, Americans have united to protect our health, and together we have made tremendous progress. However, there is still much to be done and the challenges we face now are very different from the past. Our mission remains unchanged - to protect human health and the environment - but new understandings of environmental relationships require creative, innovative solutions.
Today, EPA is working in partnerships with states, local communities, tribal governments, industry, and environmentalists, to implement the many new laws that Congress enacted in order to ensure a cleaner environment for our children. We are working with our partners and customers to integrate the ecological, social, and economic factors affecting our communities, and these factors are ultimately defined by those who live and work in each community. This new generation of environmental protection or community-based environmental protection is a goal-driven, rather than program-driven, approach to restoring and sustaining healthy human and ecological communities. We are going about the business of environmental protection in new ways that are cleaner for the environment, cheaper for businesses and taxpayers, and smarter for America's future.
When EPA was established, the original staff was transferred from five different agencies: Department of Interior; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; Department of Agriculture; Food and Drug Administration; and the Atomic Energy Commission. The initial size of EPA was slightly over 5,000 employees. Now, 27 years later, more than 17,000 people work at EPA and are dedicated to the preservation and protection of human health and the environment. We invite you to explore this site further to discover more about EPA's workforce demographics, compensation programs, Quality of Worklife programs, student and intern opportunities, permanent federal job opportunities, and much more.