Strong Environmental Leadership Returns to EPA with Confirmation of Michael Regan

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp – March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021
Keith Gaby, 202-572-3336,

Today, by a bipartisan vote of 66 to 34, the United States Senate confirmed Michael Regan as the 16th Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“The confirmation of Michael Regan marks an important milestone for the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to confront the climate crisis, tackle environmental injustice and create healthier communities. Michael Regan is a strong leader with a proven track record of working collaboratively to build durable policies that promote clean air and water alongside a strong economy that creates good jobs for all Americans.

“I had the privilege of working with Michael Regan when he was an Environmental Defense Fund staffer from 2008 to 2016. He had a rare ability to find common ground with unexpected allies to achieve environmental progress. He will draw on that talent now, as he faces a long list of important tasks including ensuring that science, law and a commitment to a healthier future will be at the center of U.S. environmental policy. And as he did in North Carolina, I know he will work quickly to restore morale and achieve real results. His expertise, integrity, and optimism are exactly what we need to face the tough challenges ahead.”

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