U.S. agriculture groups reacted to President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Michael Regan to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Regan most recently led the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
Howard “A.V.” Roth, president of the National Pork Producers Council, congratulates Regan on getting the nomination. “As DEQ secretary in North Carolina, a leading pork-producing state, he always had an open door, valued diverse points of view, and worked to find solutions that ensured science and data were guiding decisions,” Roth says. “We hope those same qualities will carry over to his leadership at EPA.”
Dennis Slater, President of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, says they applaud Regan as Biden’s choice. “Our industry is very familiar with integrating innovative technologies into our operations, whether it includes precision agriculture techniques to ensure more efficient harvests for farmers or deploying smart technology to promote sustainable construction practices in the execution of infrastructure projects,” Slater says. “We look forward to working with Regan to advance a shared vision of a world in which all of America’s basic needs get fulfilled.”