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Thank you for visiting the Big Blue Thread, the Environmental Protection Agency’s blog from Kansas City. Our blog aims to share subjects important to environmental protection, illustrate new insights and ideas, highlight innovation and relevant news, and discuss data and information. We’ll share these through the geographic lens of protecting human health and the environment in the Midwest.

The Big Blue Thread is written by EPA employees here in Kansas City at all levels of the organization, from senior leadership to summer interns. We may also occasionally feature environmental experts from other EPA offices as guest bloggers. The opinions and comments expressed in The Big Blue Thread are those of the authors alone and do not reflect an Agency policy, endorsement, or action. EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

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