TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds the Committee for holding last week’s hearing to consider the nomination of Michael Regan to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We support his nomination and urge his swift confirmation.
Mr. Regan has extensive experience working on complex environmental challenges, most recently serving as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and earlier as an air quality and energy policy expert with both the private sector and the EPA. He is well qualified to lead an organization as large and complex as the EPA, and his record as a thoughtful leader and consensus builder will serve him well in this role.
Mr. Regan’s history of working collaboratively with the business community and other critical stakeholders demonstrates an opportunity to improve environmental quality and develop innovative solutions for a broad range of environment and public health challenges. We are committed to such a collaborative approach with the EPA under Mr. Regan’s leadership. In particular, we look forward to working closely with him and this Committee on issues such as climate change, sustainability, environmental justice, air and water quality, chemical risk management, circularity and recycling, resilient infrastructure, and phasing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Thank you for considering Mr. Regan’s nomination. We look forward to working with him as EPA Administrator and with the members of this Committee to pursue these important environmental policy priorities.
Suzanne P. Clark