Timeline: 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, Charles Halvorson, Marianne Sullivan and Jay Turner, "Timeline: Origins of the EPA," A People's EPA.