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environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the
American people. EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and
assessment efforts by developing and enforcing regulations, offering financial assistance,
performing environmental research, sponsoring voluntary partnerships and programs, and
through offering further environmental education.
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