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United States Environmental Protection Agency: Agency of the U.S. Federal Government
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.

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Family of man who died after methylene chloride exposure call EPA decision "step in the right direction"

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

EPA ban on popular toxic paint strippers: What to know

Prior to the EPA's announced ban on methylene chloride sales to consumers, a national campaign to stop sales had already been appealing to retailers.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for United States Environmental Protection Agency

Fact-Check: Gov. Inslee Comment on Wildfires and Air Quality [Video]Fact-Check: Gov. Inslee Comment on Wildfires and Air Quality

Gov. Jay Inslee said wildfires in Washington state caused the area to have the worst air quality in the world, but he left out some key details.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 900,000 Vehicles Over Emissions [Video]Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 900,000 Vehicles Over Emissions

​Fiat Chrysler said the issue has to do with the deteriorating performance of a part.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

FCA Recalls More Than 860,000 Vehicles [Video]FCA Recalls More Than 860,000 Vehicles

Automotive News reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has recalled more than 860,000 gasoline-powered vehicles in the United States. According to the EPA, the recalled vehicles do not meet U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

As wildfires devour towns new toxic threats emerge [Video]As wildfires devour towns new toxic threats emerge

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...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:26Published

Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler as Head of EPA [Video]Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler as Head of EPA

​Wheeler was confirmed 52-47, with most votes falling along party lines.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Wheeler Set To Be Confirmed As EPA Chief [Video]Wheeler Set To Be Confirmed As EPA Chief

Reuters reports that the U.S. Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump’s EPA chairman candidate, Andrew Wheeler. Wheeler’s nomination has cheered business interests eager to see reduced..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

EPA Denies Being Soft On Polluters As Democrats Question Enforcement [Video]EPA Denies Being Soft On Polluters As Democrats Question Enforcement

According to Reuters, the EPA's' enforcement chief on Tuesday pushed back on “the myth” that the regulator is soft on polluters, as Democratic lawmakers pressed her on the big decline in civil..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

U.S. Unveils Plan to Control Some Toxins In Drinking Water [Video]U.S. Unveils Plan to Control Some Toxins In Drinking Water

According to Reuters, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that it plans to control a group of toxic chemicals found in Americans’ drinking water but stopped short of setting limits until..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

EPA Says Rules Limiting PFA Chemicals In Drinking Water Coming Later This Year [Video]EPA Says Rules Limiting PFA Chemicals In Drinking Water Coming Later This Year

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, the US Environmental Protection Agency laid out a plan to control a group of toxic chemicals commonly found in American's drinking water, however the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

EPA Opts For Single E15 Rule After Considering Separating Trading Curbs [Video]EPA Opts For Single E15 Rule After Considering Separating Trading Curbs

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Senate Panel Approves Trump's Nominee To Lead EPA [Video]Senate Panel Approves Trump's Nominee To Lead EPA

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, a key Senate committee approved US President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, putting Acting Administrator Andrew..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

White House: Trump ready to shut down government again [Video]White House: Trump ready to shut down government again

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

Israel Recognizes Guaido As Leader of Venezuela [Video]Israel Recognizes Guaido As Leader of Venezuela

According to Reuters, Israel on Sunday threw its support behind Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s leader. In a statement Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “Israel..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

EPA Pollution Fines Are At The Lowest Level In Two Decades [Video]EPA Pollution Fines Are At The Lowest Level In Two Decades

The Environmental Protection Agency issued $72 million in civil penalties to polluters last year, Reuters reports. That's the lowest level in at least two decades when adjusted for inflation...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Pentagon Pushes for Weaker Standards on Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water

The Defense Department is pitted against the E.P.A. in a dispute over how aggressively to clean up contaminated sites, including military bases.
NYTimes.com - Published

Fiat Chrysler to recall more than 860,000 vehicles for emissions problems, EPA says

The EPA said Fiat Chrysler will need to replace catalytic converters on vehicles, including the Jeep Compass and Chrysler 200.
USATODAY.com - Published

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