Washington, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) released the following statement applauding the selection of Michael Regan to serve as EPA Administrator:

“Michael Regan is an excellent choice for EPA Administrator. Throughout his career, including most recently as the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Michael Regan has shown a deep and abiding commitment to environmental justice and protecting our planet. And as our nation reckons with generations of systemic racial oppression – and the unequal burden of pollution and climate change on communities of color – Michael Regan’s perspective and voice as the first Black man to serve as EPA Administrator will be essential in furthering environmental justice.

“Our planet is at the brink of catastrophe. We will need bold, urgent action to undo the damage wreaked by the Trump Administration and address the looming climate crisis. Michael Regan’s leadership at EPA will be critical in delivering on our promise to save our planet, create good-paying green jobs, and fight environmental racism.”