- U.S. Government. Environmental Protection Agency: an independent federal agency, created in 1970, that sets and enforces rules and standards that protect the environment and control pollution.
- eicosapentaenoic acid: an omega-3 fatty acid present in fish oils.
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Examples from the Web for epa
The EPA felt that the State Department had not looked carefully enough at the impact of the pipeline if oil prices fell.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Jan. 4
January 5, 2015
The EPA regulations scheduled to be finalized next year still needs to be put in the books, and implemented by the states.The U.S.-China Climate Deal Is Mostly Hot Air
November 12, 2014
In January, if the GOP wins Senate control, he will go after Obama and the EPA with a vengeance.
The resulting negotiation, they hope, would gut the EPA regulation.
Under Nixon, the EPA was started, the OSHA was started, the Clean Air Act was passed, the Clean Water Act was passed.Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel
October 21, 2014
To reduce the threat posed by abandoned hazardous waste dumps, EPA will spend $410 million.
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- eicosapentaenoic acid: a fatty acid, found in certain fish oils, that can reduce blood cholesterol
- Environmental Protection Agency
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Word Origin and History for epa
initialism for Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. federal agency proposed by President Richard Nixon and created in December 1970.
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