(Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden's nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency pledged Wednesday to “move with a sense of urgency on climate change” and other priorities, while working with lawmakers from both parties to protect the environment.
AdRegan, who has served as top environmental regulator in North Carolina since 2017, would be the first African American man to run the EPA.
Regan told senators he learned the importance of preserving the outdoors while hunting and fishing with his father and grandfather in rural North Carolina.
Regan told Capito he anticipates “healthy debates” on a variety of issues, adding that he reports to the president, not White House advisers.
In a related development, Jennifer Granholm, Biden's nominee to be energy secretary, won approval from the Senate energy panel Wednesday.