The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Essay by EssaySwap ContributorUniversity, Bachelor's February 2008

download word file, 6 pages 5.0

Through extensive research and deep contemplation I have decided to report about a renowned organization known as the Environmental Protection Agency. Also known as EPA for short, this is an organization of complexity thus would require for an in depth writing. In the process of trying to execute a profound research report, I only discovered that to do such would require a year and a day worth of time; however, with the given abundant resources, I came to the realization that there were aspects of this organization that needs to be brought to attention, discussed and made accessible to everyone. This report should enable you to be more understanding of the EPA and its mission, who they are and what they do. In addition, one will be able to assess how and where it began. Finally, we will list some of EPA's accomplishments and discuss why some of them are important for the well-being of the environment.

As stated on the official Environmental Protection Agency website, EPA is an organized agency whose mission is "to protect human health and the environment {1}". Employing well over 18,000 people across the country, the agency has its main headquarters in Washington D.C. To ensure that all U.S. regions are safeguarded, the organization has established 10 regional offices and more than a dozen labs across the US; all of which are located in different places. Altogether these various establishments are known by many as one agency that has been working and striving for a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for the American people.

The recognition of an autonomous regulatory body dates back to more than three decades ago. This was due to the growing public demand for safer water, air and land prompted by numerous scandals, such as the 1969 Cuyahoga River. Since the...