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New EPA Chief Michael Regan Vows Assault on Environmental Injustice

  • Says topic will permeate EPA decision making in his term
  • Michael Regan delivers first speech as EPA administrator
EPA Administrator Michael Regan

EPA Administrator Michael Regan

Photographer: Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call/Bloomberg

Michael Regan vowed to put environmental justice at the center of the EPA’s decision making during his first formal public appearance as the administrator of the agency.

“Every person in the United States has the right to clean air, clean water and a healthier life no matter how much money they have in their pockets, the color of their skin or their zip code,” Regan said in an address to a conference of state regulators. “Yet too many Black, indigenous, Latinx and other people of color bear the highest burden of pollution.”