U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA was established December 2, 1970 in response to elevated concern about environmental pollution and its impact on human health. Environmental Protection Agency is charged with developing environmental protection standards and enforcing scientific-based regulation designed to protect both humans and nature from toxic contamination while existing in productive harmony.
The agency sponsors research and funds grants in many areas of focus within human dimensions of natural resources. The focus of these efforts include human health, technological advancement in environmental clean-up and contamination prevention, and protection of resources and wildlife.
The EPA also provides policy guidance for tribes, non-profit organizations, universities, and other state and federal agencies. Providing guidance documents and providing detailed explanation for changes in policy and compliance standards allows for fair enforcement of EPA regulations.
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.