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Regan Confirmed to Lead Biden’s EPA in Bipartisan Senate Vote

  • He will be a key player on climate, anti-pollution agenda
  • Some Republicans wooed by Regan’s reputation for consensus
Michael Regan

Michael Regan

Photographer: Brandon Bell/Reuters/Bloomberg

The Senate confirmed Michael Regan as EPA administrator on Wednesday, putting the former North Carolina environmental chief in line to chart broad federal policies combating climate change and countering pollution.

The Senate’s 66-34 vote to make Regan the head of the Environmental Protection Agency reflects widespread support from Democrats and concerns by some Republicans he would advance regulations that stifle economic growth as well as pollution.