LCV, North Carolina LCV Statements on President-elect Biden Naming Michael Regan EPA Administrator

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, NC — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and North Carolina LCV issued the following statements in response to the news that President-elect Biden is expected to name North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan the next EPA Administrator:

“We are confident Michael Regan will rebuild the EPA, restore the central role of science, and advance health protections for people and the air, water and land upon which we depend to thrive,” said Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, LCV. “As DEQ Secretary, Regan delivered climate and environmental plans for North Carolina based on science and stakeholder input. In this role, it will be critical for Regan to listen to and center the needs of environmental justice communities in the EPA’s policy making. The EPA will play a key role in delivering on Biden’s commitment to create and enforce policies that address the environmental harms that have disproportionately impacted Tribal communities, people of color, and low-income communities for far too long.”

“With Michael Regan, President-elect Biden continues adding to his historically qualified and diverse Cabinet, replacing a fossil fuel industry puppet with an experienced EPA air quality scientist, just as Gov. Cooper did when he put Regan in charge of our DEQ four years ago,” said Dan Crawford, director of governmental relations at the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters. “Regan has gone to bat for North Carolinians against polluters, and now the rest of the country will get to benefit from his leadership. North Carolina’s loss will be America’s gain.”

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