Biden EPA pick promises ‘clean slate’ in examining GHG regulations

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President Joe Biden’s pick to serve as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pledged to take a “clean slate” approach when determining how to take on the Clean Power Plan versus the Affordable Clean Energy Act — regulations under the Obama and Trump administrations, respectively, aimed at addressing carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants.

Michael Regan promised to work cooperatively with states and local communities, and said under his watch protecting the environment would not come “solely from regulation.” 

Republican senators grilled Regan over a spate of actions and appointments Biden has made on climate in the past few weeks, pressing him on whether he was committed to protecting fossil fuel communities from major economic fallout.

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