A Timeline of the Origins of the EPA

Trace the origins of the EPA from the (often failed) attempts by local governments to control pollution through the politics of environmentalism in the 1960s.

Note: this timeline is best viewed on a normal screen.


Alfred Marcus, Promise and Performance: Choosing and Implementing an Environmental Policy (Greenwood Press, 1980); Marc Landy, Marc Roberts and Stephen Thomas, The Environmental Protection Agency: Asking the Wrong Questions (Oxford, 1994).


Leif Fredrickson, Emily Pawley, Chris Sellers and Charles Halvorson, "A timeline of the origins of the EPA," A People's EPA.