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Andrew Wheeler, EPA's acting administrator, is committed to continuing the Trump administration deregulatory agenda but he is charting a different path than his predecessor.  Follow every move with Inside EPA.

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The chemical industry is targeting for correction EPA's combined use of its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment for ethylene oxide (EO), a sterilizer chemical, and air toxics modeling data, a request that could be bolstered by the agency's recent agreement to review similar industry concerns over EPA oversight of chloroprene.

A former EPA employee with a decade of technical experience on vehicle greenhouse gas standards is calling the analysis supporting the Trump administration's proposed rollback of vehicle GHG and fuel economy standards “the most biased and dishonest technical analysis I have ever seen during my 40-year career,” predicting that the plan will fail in court if finalized.

Charging that EPA is “not doing nearly enough,” environmentalists are urging the Senate to require the Trump administration to quickly take a series of steps to address water contamination from per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (PFAS), citing a new study that suggests levels at many military bases exceed a federal health agency's draft risk values.

EPA is calling on a federal appeals court to rehear its decision that vacated a move by former Administrator Scott Pruitt to reverse an Obama-era proposed ban on the commonly used pesticide chlorpyrifos, claiming that the court lacked jurisdiction to review Pruitt's decision and erred in its order compelling the agency to ban the substance.