Cooper picks Delli-Gatti as next NC environmental secretary
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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