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26 August 2011

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The U.S. government founded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970 to protect human health and the environment.

BACKGROUND:

Many grass roots campaigns, including the Sierra Club, also arose to promote environmental awareness. The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 by John Muir. The club's first environmental campaign was in support of Yosemite National Park. The Sierra Club helped push through legislation on behalf of environmental preservation and human health. Throughout the modern environmental movement, the Sierra Club's membership grew from about 16,000 to 114,000.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION

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