by Morgan Phillips
President-elect Joe Biden tapped Michael Regan to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, Fox News has confirmed.
Regan has served as head of North Carolina’s environmental agency since 2017. A longtime air quality specialist at the EPA, Regan has served under both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.
Regan also spent time at the Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprofit advocacy group, and led his own environment and energy consulting firm…
“The Regan appointment is intended to soothe environmental justice advocates who vigorously campaigned against Biden’s first choice, California air regulator Mary Nichols,” Milloy said in a statement to Fox News. “To run his environment and climate agenda, Biden has appointed Obama EPA chief Gina McCarthy as White House climate czar. The experienced McCarthy will be calling all the major shots for EPA.”