Hoeven Statement on Vote Opposing Confirmation of EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after voting to oppose the confirmation of Michael Regan as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“The Biden administration’s executive actions are a real threat to North Dakota’s economy, including our energy and agriculture producers. Further, the president has made clear that he intends to continue imposing burdensome regulations that will undermine our domestic energy industry, hurt the reliability of our electric grid, increase costs for producers and consumers and lead to the loss of good-paying jobs. I appreciated the opportunity to meet with Mr. Regan and for his willingness to visit North Dakota, however, I remain concerned that the Biden administration, and climate czar Gina McCarthy, are going to revive Obama-era EPA regulations, and as EPA Administrator, Mr. Regan will play a central role in implementing that agenda.”