29 May '11, 7am

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, climate crank, considering presidential run

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, climate crank, considering presidential run

Perry relishes his role as a foe of national climate action. He lambasted the climate bill that passed the House [in 2009] as an "economic disaster." He is suing the EPA to block it from regulating greenhouse gas pollution. ... Perry is "not convinced" climate change is a threat, according to his policy analyst. And he tried to fast-track permits for 11 new coal plants ... Perry called the Gulf of Mexico oil blowout "an act of God," dismissing claims of BP's negligence by saying he had "full confidence" in the company's response. ... But Perry also oversaw one of the more impressive clean-energy success stories of the past decade: the Texas wind industry. The state generates far more wind power than any other -- nearly triple the output of Iowa, its closest rival. The state set a renewable energy standard before Perry took office in 2000, met it four years ahead of schedul...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/election-2012/2011-05-28-texas-gov-r...

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grist.org 28 May '11, 9pm

The url that you cited is quite telling. Your climatologist is in the distinct minority in the scientific community in his...