U.S. EPA Administrator Considering Stepping Down -Sources

By Jarrett Renshaw and Jeff Mason

(Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is contemplating stepping down, in accordance with 4 sources conversant in the matter.

Regan has been considering significantly about departing and has been exploring choices exterior the Biden administration however has not made any choices, one supply mentioned.

“No plans imminently, however I do know it has been on the radar display for the previous few weeks,” the supply mentioned.

The EPA mentioned Regan had no plans to depart.

“The administrator would not have any plans to step down. He’s dedicated to persevering with to advance President Biden’s historic local weather and environmental agenda,” mentioned Maria Michalos, an EPA spokesperson and one among Regan’s prime aides.

Regan is the primary Black man to steer the EPA.

The White House has been getting ready for departures of senior employees, together with on the cupboard degree. White House chief of employees Ron Klain is anticipated to go away after Biden’s State of the Union tackle in February, to get replaced by Jeff Zients, Biden’s former COVID-19 response coordinator.

The EPA is the primary company liable for environmental and local weather regulation. It is anticipated to roll out its regulatory agenda for energy crops in March.

(Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw and Jeff Mason. Editing by Gerry Doyle)

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