This paper reviews the history of the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) and its responsibilities.
This paper looks at the inception of the EPA, born out of frustration with the harm caused to the environment. The author discusses the federal agency’s broad reaching effect on American society, its own structural problems, reforms, and the EPA’s regulatory powers. The paper also examines several major acts passed by the EPA over the years.
“After an incomplete creation, the E.P.A. has had a rough road through the past three decades. Many of the initial internal and structural programs were not addressed at the beginning and have grown into bigger problems. The E.P.A. has made attempts to reform itself and bring itself into the global fold with economic and energy issues to create the triumvirate of the idea of E-Cubed. However, these efforts have not gone far enough and should start looking to other reform ideas. The E.P.A. is a vital part of our social and economic structure, but needs to better define its role and position within the governmental framework.”