environmental protection

environmental protection

A New Generation of Environmental Protection

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Presented on September 6, 1996 Carol Browner, administrator, US Environental Protection Agency "1993 was a big year for the environment. It was the year that Carol Browner, the former secretary of the Department of Environmental Regulation for the State of Florida, was appointed the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Browner made a smooth transition from state issues to a broader environmental scope. As head of the EPA, Browner looks after our nation's air and water, oversees the disposal of garbage and hazardous waste, and tracks the clean up of contaminated sites. In this age of cutbacks, Browner faces many challenges. She encourages common sense and innovation to achieve the best public health and environmental protection. At the same time, Browner has proposed reforms that reduce paperwork and simplify environmental rules. Staying on top of this job keeps Browner in touch with citizens in the United States and around the globe. As we approach the year 2000, the EPA wants to see greater involvement by local communities in decisions that affect their environmental futures. For Browner, a nation that gives families and children the chance to enjoy a clean, safe environment is one she will work to protect for years to come."