The EPA protects our country and our future. Our environment impacts all of us and our lives in deeply profound ways. Without environmental protection our health will deteriorate as there is little to no natural incentive for businesses to consider the outside effects of their choices. The market does not take into account our limited resources or the negative externalities of pollution. Nor does it account for the positive externalities of clean and beautiful natural spaces, waterways, etc. some will argue that it is states who should care for these spaces. I disagree. All you need to do is look at the air quality issues in Utah. The state has not fixed this problem.