Earth Day

About how Earth Day and EPA started in 1970
It may be hard to imagine that before 1970 a factory could spew black clouds of toxics into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby stream, and that was perfectly legal! They could not be fined or taken to court to stop it. Read more | What’s EPA’s role today?

Learn about Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

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