Environmental Agencies in All Fifty States
and every U.S. territory

The US Environmental Protection Agency is out of control.  It could be abolished tomorrow and the environment would still be adequately protected, because each of the fifty states has its own environmental agency.  Some have more than one:  California has six environmental protection offices.  One could argue that the environment would be better protected without the US EPA, because a single solution to any given problem doesn't always work when applied nationwide.


Alabama
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Alaska
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Arizona
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Arizona Fish and Game Department

Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

California
California Air Resources Board
California Department of Conservation
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
California Department of Water Resources
California Environmental Protection Agency
California Integrated Waste Management Board

Colorado
Colorado Revised Statutes Online
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Delaware
Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Delaware Solid Waste Authority

Florida
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Georgia
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Hawaii State Department of Health

Idaho
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Idaho Department of Water Resources

Illinois
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois Pollution Control Board
Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Indiana
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Iowa
Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Kansas
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kentucky
Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission
Kentucky Department for Natural Resources
Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection

Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Maine
Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Maryland
Maryland Department of the Environment
Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Michigan
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Mississippi
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Missouri
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Department of Conservation

Montana
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Montana Natural Resource Information System
Montana GIS Data Library

Nebraska
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

Nevada
Nevada Division of Forestry
Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

New Mexico
New Mexico Environment Department

New York
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

North Carolina
NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NC Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
North Carolina GIS Database

North Dakota
North Dakota State Water Commission
North Dakota Geological Survey Division
ND Department of Health - Environmental Health Section

Ohio
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Ohio Air Quality Development Authority

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Conservation Commission
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Texas
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Utah
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center

Vermont
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Virginia
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Washington
Washington State Department of Ecology
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Transportation's Environmental Services

West Virginia
West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wisconsin DNR Environmental Protection

Wyoming
Department of Environmental Quality



American Samoa
American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency

District of Columbia
DC Department of the Environment

Guam
Guam Environment Protection Agency

Northern Mariana Islands
Division of Environmental Quality

Puerto Rico
Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales
Autoridad de Desperdicios Sólidos


Related information:

The Case for Ending the EPA.  States — and often localities — already have their own environmental agencies.  The NYCDEP is just one example.  So why do we have different levels of government all doing the same thing?  Why the expensive duplication in a time of budget crunches? ... Politicians often wring their hands and wonder how we can balance our federal budget with spending cuts alone.  Well, a good start would be to dispose of an economically toxic type of waste, one that has an $8.4 billion annual budget.  It's called the EPA.


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