Cooper picks Delli-Gatti as next NC environmental secretary

Published: Feb. 16, 2021 at 8:18 PM EST
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has again picked a veteran leader from the Environmental Defense Fund to become his environment secretary.

Cooper announced on Tuesday that Dionne Delli-Gatti will replace Michael Regan as head of the Cabinet-level Department of Environmental Quality.

Regan is poised to become the next administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after President Joe Biden nominated him.

A Senate confirmation vote could come next week.

Delli-Gatti has served most recently as director of Southeast Climate and Energy at Environmental Defense.

Regan worked at EDF for eight years before coming to Cooper’s administration.

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