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 received a Master of Public Administration from George Washington University.   

He began his career as an environmental regulator for the Environmental Protection Agency serving during the administrations of Presidents Clinton and 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…

New rules to regulate pollution from power plants are being developed by the Environmental Protection Agency even as a challenge to its authority to do so is pending in the Supreme Court. 

According to Administrator Michael Regan, the new regulations will target mercury and other toxic pollutants in air and water sources, with the expressed goal of protecting the poor and minorities who live near the plants. 

“We don’t have to overly rely on any one rule,” Administrator Regan said. “It’s looking at the full suite of authorities to maximize our ability to protect communities and public health.” 

In the case currently pending before the Supreme Court, West Virginia, North Dakota, Westmoreland Mining Holdings, and North American Coal Corporation are asking the high court to consider whether the Clean Air Act authorizes the EPA to consider the climate impact of the power sector’s carbon emissions and to enforce “outside the fence” emissions regulations. 

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 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 
Washington, DC 20460 


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