Biden Team Names New EPA Chief

Date: December 17, 2020

Source: Biden Transition Team

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has chosen Michael S. Regan, North Carolina's top environmental regulator, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. He will join former EPA chief Gina McCarthy, who will lead a new White House Office of Climate Policy to coordinate domestic efforts, and John Kerry, the former secretary of state, will be Mr. Biden's international climate envoy. Mr. Regan has won praise in his role as secretary of N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. He is credited with reaching the largest coal-ash cleanup settlement in the country and for ordering the chemical company Chemours, a former DuPont subsidy, to clean up PFAS from the Cape Fear River. Mr. Regan also oversees the state's climate change interagency council, a working group of state agencies set up to achieve carbon neutrality in North Carolina by 2050. In 2018 he created an environmental justice and equity board at his agency.

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