Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land

by

Arlie Russell Hochschild

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Term Analysis

A federal agency established by President Nixon in 1970 that is responsible for monitoring pollution, researching various environmental dangers, and enforcing regulations that limit those dangers.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Quotes in Strangers in Their Own Land

The Strangers in Their Own Land quotes below are all either spoken by The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or refer to The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the The New Press edition of Strangers in Their Own Land published in 2016.
Chapter 13 Quotes

Without a national vision based on the common good, none of us could leave a natural heritage to our children, or, as the General said, be “free.” A free market didn't make us a free people, I thought. But I had slipped way over to my side of the empathy wall again.

Related Characters: Arlie Russell Hochschild (speaker), Russel Honoré
Page Number: 201-202
Explanation and Analysis:

The “federal government” filled a mental space in Mike's mind—and the minds of all those on the right I came to know—associated with a financial sinkhole.

Related Characters: Arlie Russell Hochschild (speaker), Mike Schaff
Related Symbols: The Bayou Corne Sinkhole
Page Number: 202
Explanation and Analysis:
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Term Timeline in Strangers in Their Own Land

The timeline below shows where the term The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appears in Strangers in Their Own Land. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6 – Industry: “The Buckle in America’s Energy Belt”
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...instead of Texas.” He sees pollution as a “problem from the past,” already resolved by EPA restrictions, and he sees cancer as genetic, unrelated to the region’s toxic pollution. (full context)
Chapter 7 – The State: Governing the Market 4,000 Feet Below
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Hochschild cites an EPA report that named Louisiana the worst implementer of federal environmental protection laws in its region.... (full context)
Chapter 10 – The Team Player: Loyalty Above All
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...spending she saw on Fox News, like a half-billion dollars invested in solar company, an EPA employee who watched pornography on his shift, and an artist who got government funding to... (full context)
Chapter 13 – The Rebel: A Team Loyalist with a New Cause
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...cause.” Mike suggests that environmental advocacy is compatible with Tea Party proposals—they could abolish the EPA and make insurance companies, rather than the government, take charge of drilling regulations. But Hochschild... (full context)
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To some degree, Mike agrees: perhaps they need “a skeleton crew at the EPA.” But he thinks that global warming does not exist and believes that the EPA uses... (full context)
Chapter 15 – Strangers No Longer: The Power of Promise
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...have attacked the man had he made it onstage. And Trump wants to abolish the EPA “in almost every form.” (full context)
Chapter 16 – “They Say There Are Beautiful Trees”
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Lee Sherman continues to maintain his old racecars and campaign for anti-EPA Tea Party candidates. Mike Tritico and Donny McCorquodale continue their lively discussions over dinner at... (full context)
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
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...okayed the drilling that led to the Bayou Corne Sinkhole. His pick to lead the EPA, Scott Pruitt, has started slashing its budget. Louisiana polluters still go unpunished—for instance, a plant... (full context)
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...news—but “mainly Fox.” He continued to lampoon the “donut-bloated overpaid useless ass bureaucrats” at the EPA for their tendency to side with polluters. Instead, Mike has his own master plan for... (full context)
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...expand industry. As a student interested in protecting the environment, she would study the current EPA cuts; as a student interested in psychology, she would investigate why oil workers reject climate... (full context)
Appendix B – Politics and Pollution: National Discoveries from ToxMap
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...scientists as one of the best datasets on social trends in the country,” with the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, which measures the amount of toxic pollution in an area. (full context)