Links: The EPA at 40

by Ben Somberg

With the 40th anniversary of EPA last week, there's been some useful writing on the big picture of the history. I wanted to highlight:

  • Steve Cochran at EDF has the first in a series on the Clean Air Act and its record of protecting us from pollutants. Post one: the acid rain program.
  • Ruth Greenspan Bell at World Resources Institute takes us through some of the history to show that for EPA regulations, cost predictions are overstated.
  • Lisa Jackson outlined her view of the record of EPA accomplishments in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. EPA also put together a series of photos to remind folks of what it was like in the old days.

Important reminders, I think.

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