EPA Chief Tells Congress Research, Staff Need Funding Boost

Law360 (April 28, 2021, 3:47 PM EDT) -- The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday told federal lawmakers the agency needs to increase staff, boost its climate and pollution research and improve its approach to environmental justice, as he fielded questions about President Joe Biden's proposed budget.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan, who was confirmed in the position by the Senate last month, testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to bolster the case for Biden's proposed budget, which seeks a 21% increase for the EPA. The proposal is a big change from the Trump administration, which consistently sought to gut the agency's funding and...

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