Butterfield Statement on Nomination of North Carolina Official, Michael S. Regan to Lead the U.S. EPA
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Butterfield released the following statement on President-Elect Joe Biden’s decision to nominate North Carolina environmental regulator and EPA veteran, Secretary Michael S. Regan to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
“I applaud President-Elect Joe Biden’s selection of Secretary Michael S. Regan to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Secretary Regan is an EPA veteran with immense passion and experience with environmental policy. Secretary Regan understands the urgency of protecting our environment from air and water pollution. As North Carolina’s chief environmental official, Secretary Regan has demonstrated he understands that climate change is a threat to human existence. Secretary Regan will work with President-Elect Biden to seek effective ways of protecting our communities. As a native of my congressional district, Secretary Regan is well prepared to meet the environmental challenges of our day and execute the policies of President Joe Biden.
“I look forward to a fair and expedited confirmation process in the United States Senate.”