In his first day on the job, President Joe Biden signed off on 17 executive orders. One of the orders calls for a review of former President Trump’s environmental regulations. That includes the changes made to the Waters of the U.S. rule. Biden has also named Kevin Shea as the acting agriculture secretary until Tom Vilsack is confirmed. Shea has been the administrator of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service since 2013. Until Michael Regan is confirmed, Jane Nishida will be EPA’s acting administrator. Nishida is the deputy assistant head for the agency’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs.
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