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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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If Democrats win control of at least one chamber of Congress in the upcoming Nov. 6 midterm elections, they are planning to conduct aggressive oversight of EPA and other agencies' efforts to roll back a suite of climate and other environmental rules in an attempt to block or tone down those efforts.

EPA is touting its efforts to reduce exposure to lead in the face of criticism from an ousted official that the Trump administration “stonewalled” an inter-agency strategy for reducing children's exposure, though the administration is months behind schedule on issuing the strategy and still appears to lack a goal for curbing exposures as advocates are seeking.

A federal judge has ordered EPA to provide internal documents and allow plaintiffs to depose agency staff on the risks posed by fluoridation, mandates that highlight the effect of an earlier ruling allowing the plaintiffs to introduce new evidence in their landmark Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) suit rather than limiting it to the agency's record.

Lawyers for a group of youth plaintiffs are urging Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to lift the unusual stay he granted the Justice Department (DOJ) on the eve of their scheduled, high-profile climate change trial in an Oregon federal court, arguing that his temporary stay undermines the judiciary's integrity and harms the plaintiffs.