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Biden nominates Michael Regan to run EPA, would be first Black man to run agency if confirmed

Environmental Protection Agency EPA
Posted at 1:08 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 13:08:30-05

President-elect Joe Biden has picked an experienced but not widely known state regulator, Michael Regan of North Carolina, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

Regan is head of North Carolina’s environmental agency. He was one of several contenders whose name emerged only in recent days.

Biden’s pick was confirmed Thursday by a person familiar with the selection process who was not authorized the discuss the matter publicly before the official announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.

According to the Washington Post, if confirmed, Regan would be the first Black man to run the agency.