As Governor, Perry Backed Wind, Gas and Coal

August 20, 2011

New Your Times

Nolan County windmills
Brian Harkin for The New York Times
Wind turbines on a mesa in Nolan County outside Sweetwater.
Wind energy has become a booming industry in West Texas.

In the opening days of his presidential campaign, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has railed against a favorite target, the Environmental Protection Agency, and declared himself a "skeptic" on the subject of humans as the cause of global warming.

If Mr. Perry wins the White House, his national energy policy will focus on cutting federal regulations, especially at the E.P.A., his spokesman, Mark Miner, said.

"The governor’s energy priorities will be centered around scaling back the E.P.A.’s intrusive, misguided and job-killing policies, which will empower states to foster their own energy resources without crippling mandates and open the doors for our nation to pursue and strengthen an all-of-the-above energy approach," Mr. Miner wrote in an e-mail.

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