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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to face tough questions from Senate Democrats on the agency's regulatory rollback agenda at his Jan. 16 confirmation hearing to head EPA permanently, with the senators aiming to elevate public scrutiny of the deregualtory effort even as they lack the votes to block Wheeler.

A new peer-reviewed study of the greenhouse gas and other emission effects of EPA's Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) proposal finds the policy would have the perverse outcome of boosting GHGs in 19 states by causing almost one-third of existing coal plants to run more often.

As Congress gears up to craft infrastructure funding legislation, dozens of industry, state, water and environmental groups are urging lawmakers to ensure that any bill funds a range of water and wastewater projects along with the transportation infrastructure it is widely expected to fund.

Environmentalists are suing EPA over its failure to ban paint-stripping uses of methylene chloride after finding that it does not meet the Toxic Substances Control Act's (TSCA) risk standard, marking one of the first legal tests of the agency's responsibilities to regulate toxic substances under the law since Congress revised it in 2016.