March 10, 2021/Media, Press

NCDP Congratulates EPA Head Michael Regan on His Historic, Bipartisan Confirmation

North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson released the following statement following the Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of North Carolina’s own Michael Regan to head the Environmental Protection Agency, the first Black man to lead the agency.

“Congratulations to Administrator Michael Regan on his bipartisan confirmation to lead our country’s stewardship of the environment, clean air, and water as head of the EPA. A Goldsboro native and a graduate of one of our state’s great HBCUs, he has been a fierce advocate for the well-being of all North Carolinians, fighting to advance environmental justice, securing the largest coal ash contamination clean up in United States history, and protecting North Carolina’s water from toxic forever chemicals. His confirmation today is the first step in reversing the harmful rollbacks under the Trump administration and renewing the nation’s commitment to protecting the environment and public health.”