History

Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency (NNEPA) The Navajo Environmental Protection Commission was established in 1972. In 1995, legislation made the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency (NNEPA) a separate regulatory branch of the Navajo National government and charged it with protecting human health, welfare, and the environment of the Navajo Nation. In April 1995, the Navajo Nation Council passed a resolution establishing the NNEPA and approved adoption of the Navajo Nation Environmental Policy Act. This Act provides guidance for , the NNEPA in addition to recognizing that a clean environment contributes to maintaining harmony and balance on the Navajo Nation. The mission of the NNEPA is as follows: `With respect for Dine' values, protect, preserve, and enhance public health, welfare and the environment for present and future generations by developing, implementing, and enforcing strong environmental laws; to foster public awareness and cooperation through education and motivation."

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