WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, voted with a bipartisan majority in the Senate to confirm Michael S. Regan to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a vote of 66-34. Before the vote, Carper spoke on the Senate floor in support of Regan’s nomination. Carper has argued that Mr. Regan is a strong, principled leader who will restore scientific integrity and morale at the agency, and bring people together to solve our most pressing environmental issues.

“Michael Regan is the right person for the job. He is a man of deep faith who believes, as we all do, that we have a moral obligation to be good stewards of this planet on which we live together,” said Senator Carper. “Mr. Regan is the kind of person who can help unite us in common purpose as we respond to the climate crisis we face…I am convinced that he is the leader we need for this critical role at this critical time in our nation’s history.”

View Carper’s full remarks here.