President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Michael Regan as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Regan currently heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
“AFBF congratulates Michael Regan on his nomination to lead the EPA. As secretary of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, he reached out to farmers and ranchers to better understand the challenges facing agriculture. He has a reputation for making decisions guided by science that also take into account input from the people who would be impacted the most.
“If confirmed, we hope he brings that same openness and science-based approach to the EPA. We look forward to working constructively together to achieve the goals of sustaining a vibrant agricultural economy while building on our progress of instituting climate-smart practices.”