Michael Regan, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

Michael Regan

Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

Michael Stanley Regan was born in August 1976 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He earned an undergraduate degree in earth and environmental science from North Carolina A&T State University and a Master of Public Administration from George Washington University. 

He began his career as an environmental regulator for the Environmental Protection Agency during the administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He then joined the Environmental Defense Fund, where he remained for over eight years. He was selected to serve as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality by that state’s governor.

Regan was nominated by President Joe Biden to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was confirmed by the Senate and  sworn in on March 11, 2021.

He is married to Melvina and they have one son. Another son passed away as an infant.

In the News…

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Michael Regan, testified about his agency’s 2022 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee. He said his agency was asking for an increase of just over 1,000 employees, which he said were “the numbers we believe we need to focus on providing the appropriate research, the analytical capabilities to inform our regulations.”

“With this increase, we will still have a significantly reduced workforce,” he said. “What we hope to do with this thousand employees is replenish the capacity we’ve lost, but also build the capacity that we need for future activities to protect our air, water and land.” He added that environmental justice “underpins all of our work.”

“The pandemic ignited a perfect storm for communities of color and low-income communities who already bear the highest burdens of pollution,” Administrator Regan said. “The budget invests $936 million toward… accelerating environmental and economic justice initiatives for efforts across the agency that will help create jobs, clean up pollution, and secure environmental justice for communities who have been left behind far too often.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Administrator Regan today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Michael Regan, Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20460


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