WASHINGTON, DC — In response to the testimony of Michael Regan, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, in front of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public works, Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) — a first of its kind federal coalition of over 50 businesses advocating for 100% EV sales by 2030 — Executive Director Joe Britton issued the following statement:
“Administrator-designate Regan’s distinguished service as Director of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality and his previous tenure at EPA make him a clearly qualified choice to lead the agency as its Administrator, and ZETA and its members urge the Senate to quickly confirm him.
“Administrator-designate Regan understands that the transportation sector is a key part of decarbonizing our economy and improving public health. As North Carolina’s top environmental official, Regan worked alongside Governor Roy Cooper on a plan that promotes zero-emission vehicles, renewable energy, and a state-wide 2035 goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
“Moreover, he founded an environmental justice and equity board at the state’s environmental agency. As both a regulator and advocate, Mr. Regan has demonstrated a commitment and passion to promoting clean air through innovative technology.
“ZETA is committed to working alongside Mr. Regan and the Biden-Harris Administration on timely and equitable solutions to decarbonize and electrify our transportation sector.
Joe Britton is the Executive Director of the Zero Emission Transportation Association, which is the first industry-backed coalition of its kind advocating for 100% of vehicles sold by 2030 to be electric. He has spent over fifteen years working in the U.S. Senate.