A range of ethanol groups have responded to Michael Regan’s confirmation as EPA administrator.


The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate cast their vote confirming Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “We congratulate Michael Regan on his confirmation to formally lead EPA and look forward to working with him to address the long to-do list he inherits with respect to the RFS, including reining-in Small Refinery Exemptions, restoring 500 million gallons remanded to EPA by the D.C. Circuit Court from the 2017 Americans for Clean Energy Inc. decision, and promptly moving forward on the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Volume Obligations. Other priorities we will be raising with Administrator Regan include applying updated lifecycle science showing corn ethanol can and should be part of the climate solution, moving forward with EPA’s E15 labeling and Underground Storage Tank compatibility proposed rulemaking, and ensuring a role for midlevel ethanol blends in new fuel economy and emissions standards.”


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Michael Regan to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “We congratulate Administrator Regan on his confirmation to a vital role in this administration as climate change continues to be at the forefront of the Biden agenda and as EPA reviews small refinery exemptions and other issues vital to the biofuels industry. Biofuels are a critical tool in achieving President Biden’s aggressive climate goals and the biofuels industry is ready to partner with Administrator Regan to decarbonize the transportation sector and bring the agricultural sector into the fold of addressing climate change.

“Administrator Regan has been on the record supporting biofuels as critical to help meet an ambitious climate agenda, committing to following the letter of the law on the Renewable Fuels Standard, and pledging transparency on any small refinery exemption decisions. We look forward to working with Administrator Regan on all of these policy and regulatory initiatives, and offering our organization’s perspective and high-level of expertise as he makes these decisions.”


Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), a leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for families and businesses, issued the following statement today following the confirmation of President Biden’s nominee, Michael Regan, to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: “We congratulate Administrator Regan on his confirmation and applaud President Biden for this addition to his cabinet. As the former Secretary of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, Regan has the qualifications and experience needed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency,” CEA President David Holt said.

“The Administrator of the EPA plays a critically important role in protecting human health and our environment. We look forward to working closely with Administrator Regan to continue America’s record of rigorous environmental safety standards that benefit families and businesses across the country.”