E&E News Profiles Michael Regan’s Ability to work with Republicans

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Michael Regan

EPA administrator nominee

E&E News Profiles Michael Regan's Ability to work with Republicans

February 3, 2021

E&E News Reporter Kevin Bogardus published a news article today (Feb 3, 2021) in advance of the Senate confirmation hearing for EPA Administrator Nominee Michael Regan that gives a profile of someone who is truthful, personable, accessible, and able to resolve issues. Several key figures in North Carolina were interviewed to better understand Regan's persona as he faces scrutiny in Washington, DC as part of President Biden's administration.

NCMA president, Preston Howard said, "Michael worked hard to engage the regulated community. I felt like Michael always told me the truth. When I asked him why he was doing this or that, he gave me a straight answer."

Gary Salamido, president and CEO of the NC Chamber said, "He is a really good man of high character."

Donald van der Vaart, senior fellow in environmental policy at the John Locke Foundation said he is glad that a state regulator like Regan has been nominated for EPA administrator, considering that the states carry out most of the agency's environmental programs. "He's a good guy and has plenty of energy," van der Vaart said about Regan. "He will grow into the job."

Michael Regan's Senate confirmation hearing is today, February 3, 2021 at 2:00pm EST.

Read the full E&E Article at the link below.


'He can talk to anybody': How Regan works with Republicans 
by Kevin Bogardus, E&E News • Feb 3, 2021