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Senate Holds Hearing for Nominee to Lead the U.S. EPA

February 5, 2021

On Feb. 3, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing for Michael Regan on his nomination for Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  During the hearing, Regan pledged to work with the Committee on constituent concerns surrounding air, water, chemicals, fuel, and climate issues.  AGC sent a letter to the Committee on the advent of the hearing to acknowledge Regan’s qualifications but also to express our concerns about job losses and industry being shut out from the conversation.  Regan listened to the need to sustain energy jobs and energy security in the short-term and long-term.  He maintained that replacement jobs are imminent in environmental fields and cleanup.  He also agreed to bring all stakeholders to the table, including industry, when weighing policy choices.

For more information, contact Melinda Tomaino at melinda.tomaino@agc.org.

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