The newly minted EPA Administrator isn’t wasting any time getting acclimated to his new job. Michael Regan is currently deep in the planning phase of what will be the agency’s biggest announcement in years regarding emissions laws. Speaking to Bloomberg, Regan intends to unveil by late July new limits on greenhouse gas emissions that will force automakers doing business in America to comply. General Motors, for example, likely won’t take any issue with the EPA’s plans because it’s already committed itself to battery electrics only by 2035. Other automakers, especially smaller ones such as Mazda and Subaru, could face problems because Regan intends to go all-out.
“We need to go as far as we can to meet the demands of the day,” he said. “The science indicates we have a short window in time to reverse the path that we’re on and mitigate against certain climate impacts.”