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Florida Lawmaker’s Bill Would ‘Terminate’ Environmental Protection Agency

A Republican congressman from Florida has introduced legislation aimed at eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a federal agency created in 1970 by President Richard Nixon and tasked with protecting human health and the environment.

No text has yet been published for H.R. 861, introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Matt Gaetz on 3 February 2017, aside from its title calling for the agency’s “termination.” (Gaetz’s office told Snopes.com in an e-mail that they did not yet have the final draft of the bill, but they provided us with an interim copy which currently states that “The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”)

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