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RFA Welcomes Michael Regan’s Confirmation as EPA Administrator

March 10, 2021

Congress, EPA, White House


The U.S. Senate today approved Michael S. Regan to be the next Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by a  66-34 vote. Most recently, Regan served as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The following is a statement from Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper:


“We congratulate Michael Regan on his confirmation and look forward to working with him to implement President Biden’s vision for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard. We were pleased to hear Administrator Regan say that agriculture and biofuels will have ‘a seat at the table’ as our nation tackles climate change, and we believe ethanol will be a critical component of the drive toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In his previous position, Mr. Regan built a strong track record of listening to all stakeholders to find practical, science-based solutions to the environmental issues impacting the people of North Carolina. We welcome a similar approach to problem-solving as he takes the helm at EPA, and we appreciate the outreach he has already conducted to renewable fuel stakeholders. We are confident he will strongly uphold President Biden’s commitment to ‘honor the critical role the renewable fuel industry plays in supporting the rural economy and the leadership role American agriculture will play in our fight against climate change.’”


Ken Colombini