Great Lakes Groups Support Michael Regan as EPA Administrator

February 2021

Members of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition are supporting the nomination of Michael Regan to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In a letter to Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee members, Great Lakes advocates wrote: “Under Mr. Regan’s leadership, we believe the EPA can forcefully and effectively champion clean water priorities that achieve environmental and public health outcomes.”

Laura Rubin, director of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, said:

“Strong EPA leadership is essential to protect the health of the environment, Great Lakes, and our communities from serious threats such as toxic pollution, lead contamination, sewage, and climate change. We urge the Senate to confirm Michael Regan without delay so that the EPA can start protecting the health of people and communities. We look forward to working with Mr. Regan to ensure that safe and affordable drinking water is available to every person in this country and to stand up for communities which have disproportionately borne the brunt of pollution and environmental harm, including people of color, low-income communities, and indigenous people. We need to address serious threats to our drinking water now, because delay will only make the problems worse and more costly to solve.”