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Senate Confirms Michael Regan as EPA Administrator – Greenpeace Response

by Ryan Schleeter

March 10, 2021

"The bar is high for Michael Regan and we urge him to lead with community health and environmental justice as top priorities."

Michael Regan

Image via North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

Washington, DC — Moments ago, the Senate voted 66-34 to confirm Michael Regan as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator.

In response, Greenpeace USA Senior Climate Campaigner Lisa Ramsden said:

“Greenpeace congratulates Michael Regan on his confirmation as EPA Administrator and we look forward to engaging the entire Biden administration to deliver real climate solutions and Build Back Fossil Free. In leading the EPA, Regan must go well beyond simply reversing the Trump administration rollbacks. Climate destruction is only possible with a government that tolerates racism, and we need leaders who aren’t afraid to call out oil and gas corporations for the unjust impacts of their pollution. Regan’s ability to push massive utility company Duke Energy to clean up its toxic coal ash in North Carolina is exactly the kind of people-first approach we expect to see from him at the EPA. The bar is high for Michael Regan and we urge him to lead with community health and environmental justice as top priorities.”

Today, the Senate also confirmed Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Merrick Garland as Attorney General.

ENDS

Contact: Ryan Schleeter, Senior Communications Specialist, Greenpeace USA: +1 (415) 342-2386, [email protected]

Ryan Schleeter

By Ryan Schleeter

Ryan Schleeter is a senior communications specialist with Greenpeace USA covering climate and energy. His writing has appeared in National Geographic, Grist, GreenBiz, EcoWatch, and more. Find him on Twitter @ryschlee.

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