BHA Reacts to Regan’s Selection as EPA Head

News for Immediate Release
Dec. 18, 2020
Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, mckalip@backcountryhunters.org

MISSOULA, Mont. – In response to President-elect Joe Biden’s planned nomination of Michael Regan, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney offered the following reaction:

“Michael Regan is an experienced manager of environmental resources in the state of North Carolina, and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers hopes that his nomination as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency will bring balance and public engagement to the agency. It’s critical that EPA leadership operate with the highest degree of integrity and prioritize the interests of our nation's health, water quality, air quality and environmental resources. As EPA administrator, Mr. Regan can ensure that the agency bases its decisions on current science and never bows to politics and industry interests.

“With critical resources like the salmon fisheries of Alaska’s Bristol Bay in need of permanent protection from mining interests and the impacts of climate change that increasingly threaten our public lands, waters and wildlife, we look forward to working with Mr. Regan to implement durable and foresighted policies. His sound leadership and steady hand can assure that the EPA’s decisions are grounded in science, public input and stakeholder engagement with hunters, anglers and other conservation-minded Americans.”

Established in 2004 around an Oregon campfire, BHA is the fastest growing organization of sportsmen and women in the world and has chapters in 48 states, Washington, D.C., two Canadian provinces and one territory.

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