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For the First Time in the EPA's 50-Year History, a Black Man Will Lead the Agency

President Joe Biden has nominated a new chief administrator to step in for the Environmental Protection Agency. CNN reports that Michael Regan has been picked through a bipartisan confirmation vote of 66 to 34 for the role that will take aggressive action toward tackling America’s climate crisis. Thus, making him the first Black man and 16th administrator in the agency’s 50-year history to lead in such a capacity. According to the Washington Post, Lisa Jackson became the EPA’s first Black administrator during the years of former President Barack Obama’s term in office. Regan now follows in her footsteps bringing with him 20 years of experience working in the environmental protection sector. The seasoned environmental advocate, leader, and HBCU grad previously held the post spot of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality. He also led the Environmental Defense Fund’s efforts to fight against the impact of the climate crisis and air pollution, according to the state’s...

Mar 12, 2021