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Biden Team Considering North Carolina Official to Lead U.S. EPA

  • Former NYU Law School dean also said to be under consideration
  • Biden nearing final decisions on environment, climate picks

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is considering a North Carolina environmental regulator and EPA veteran to lead the agency, as he assembles a team to move aggressively against climate change and pollution.

Michael Regan is now among the top contenders to be Environmental Protection Agency administrator, according to three people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named. Regan spent nearly a decade working under two presidents at the EPA and is now the secretary of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality.