Regan Stays, For Now, But Advocates Fear Replacement Would Lack EJ Drive

January 30, 2023
EPA Administrator Michael Regan says he has no plans to leave the agency despite reports that he is considering such a step but environmental justice (EJ) advocates are extremely worried that should he depart, whoever replaces him would not bring the same commitment to EJ issues as the nation’s first Black man to serve as the agency’s chief. They are particularly concerned that the administration could tap Mary Nichols, the former longtime head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB)...

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