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Sean Hecht in The Los Angeles Times: Senate confirms Michael Regan as EPA chief

The Senate confirmed Michael Regan on Wednesday to run the Environmental Protection Agency, putting an environmental regulator known for consensus-building at the helm of the agency that will lead President Biden’s efforts to combat climate change through tougher rules on power plants, car emissions and pollution from the fossil fuel industry. Sean Hecht, an environmental law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, said Regan’s experience working on environmental policy at the federal and state level is likely to give him credibility both with career EPA employees and state regulators responsible for implementing many of the most important federal pollution regulations.