WASHINGTON – The Senate today confirmed President Biden’s nominee, Michael Regan, to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Below is a statement from EWG’s president Ken Cook:
EWG applauds the Senate and congratulates Michael Regan on his confirmation. No previous EPA administrator has ever been tasked with repairing as much wreckage as what was left behind in the aftermath of the disastrous Trump administration. But it is our sincere hope and belief that Regan possesses the experience, skills and passion to rebuild agency morale, along with its reputation and mission to protect public health and the environment from pollution.
It is clear that under Regan’s leadership, EPA will no longer pander to industry and ignore the pressing problems posed by PFAS contamination, climate change, toxic chemicals and environmental injustice. Those issues and other challenges will now be top priorities in the Biden EPA, with Regan in charge.
EWG stands by to help the new administrator and his team tackle the enormous problems and opportunities in front of him to safeguard all communities from pollution, regardless of race, income or region.
The Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Through research, advocacy and unique education tools, EWG drives consumer choice and civic action. Visit www.ewg.org for more information
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