Environmental Protection Agency


Environmental Protection Agency
n.
A federal agency that coordinates government actions to protect the environment and prevent pollution.
abbrv.
EPA

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Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
USA
The federal agency that creates and enforces regulations to safeguard the environment and human health. Its major role is setting national standards under various environmental protection statutes in cooperation with state and local governments. Environmental issues under its jurisdiction include climate change, clean air, clean water, endangered species protection and pesticide control.

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Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) A federal agency created to permit coordinated and environment effective governmental action to preserve the quality of the environment.

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