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Decades of Change - 1960-1980 The Rise of cultural and ethnic pluralism   Few denied that pollution was a problem, but the proposed solutions involved expense  and inconvenience.  Many believed these would reduce the economic growth upon  which many Americans’ standard of living depended.  Nevertheless, in 1970, Congress  amended the Clean Air Act of 1967 to develop uniform national air-quality standards. It  also passed the Water Quality Improvement Act, which assigned to the polluter the  responsibility of cleaning up off-shore oil spills. Also, in 1970, the Environmental  Protection Agency (EPA) was created as an independent federal agency to spearhead  the effort to bring abuses under control.  During the next three decades, the EPA,  bolstered by legislation that increased its authority, became one of the most active  agencies in the government, issuing strong regulations covering air and water quality.
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  • Fall '10
  • Independent Federal Agency, BIG GOVERNMENT LIBERALISM, national air­quality standards., off­shore oil spills.

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