“The top environmental regulator in North Carolina has been thrust into the national spotlight.
Michael Regan, who has been secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality since 2017, is under consideration for EPA administrator by President-elect Joe Biden's team.
Just 44 years old, the North Carolina native has years of experience in environmental policy and has impressed several in government and green circles from his home state.
Bill Ross, who led the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources from 2001 to 2009, told E&E News that Regan “would do a terrific job as EPA administrator” and is “a star” in Gov. Roy Cooper's (D) Cabinet.”