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Army of Conservative Allies Rallying to Save Embattled EPA Chief

April 5, 2018, 11:40 AM

Conservative activists and industry allies are mounting an aggressive campaign to keep Scott Pruitt at the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency as he confronts a storm of ethical allegations that have critics calling for his ouster.

CEOs are calling President Donald Trump to argue against firing the man they see as a champion of deregulation. Senators are warning that getting an equally business-friendly replacement confirmed won’t be easy. And aides have been booking him for a series of conservative-media appearances.

“We are very much in support of him and making it known,” said Tom Pyle, who heads the ...