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Five good green ideas from the U.S. government

By: Shea Gunther on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
Today the EPA has a number of responsibilities

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The EPA was created by a 1970 order that pulled together a number of smaller federal agencies into the overarching umbrella of the EPA. Today the EPA has a number of responsibilities, including testing the fuel economy of cars, and administering the agency-created EnergyStar program.