April Ryan of theGrio reported on Thursday that EPA administrator Michael Regan is flying to Africa Saturday, February 18 on a climate change mission, accompanied by a well known “actor and humanitarian.” Regan has yet to respond to inquiries from The Ohio Star about EPA’s role in the decision to execute a controlled burn of vinyl chloride on February 6 at the East Palestine, Ohio Norfolk Southern train derailment.
A source familiar with EPA Administrator’s travel schedule has confirmed the agency has spent more than $6,000 for Regan’s air travel to Africa on this trip,
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Actor and humanitarian Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Elba will accompany Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan on Saturday to sub-Saharan Africa, theGrio exclusively reports.
The NAACP and Golden Globe award-winning star, Mrs. Elba and Regan will travel to Ghana and Sierra Leone to focus on the issue of climate change and ways to combat its devastating ripple effects around the globe.
The EPA trip comes weeks before Vice President Kamala Harris’s anticipated Africa trip in late March. Several stops are expected; however, no specific destinations on the continent for the vice president have been confirmed as of yet.