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Environmental Law

The EPA is United States Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA was started on December 2, 1970, after President Nixon signed an executive order.
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The Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) of EPA develops national programs, policies, and regulations for controlling air pollution and radiation exposure. OAR is concerned with:

  • pollution prevention and energy efficiency,
  • indoor and outdoor air quality,
  • industrial air pollution,
  • pollution from vehicles and engines,
  • radon,
  • acid rain,
  • stratospheric ozone depletion,
  • climate change, and
  • radiation protection.

OAR is responsible for administering the Clean Air Act, the Atomic Energy Act, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Land Withdrawal Act, and other applicable environmental laws.