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Who Did Rick Perry Pick As His Top Environmental Cop?


First Posted: 09/22/11 11:16 AM ET Updated: 11/22/11 05:12 AM ET

Mother Jones:

During his nearly 11 years as Texas governor, Rick Perry has sidled up to big polluters while pocketing their campaign donations, battled the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency, and blocked environment regulations in a state that ranks first in the nation in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. But near the top of Perry's most controversial decisions on the environment is hand-picking a self-professed climate change skeptic and industry ally to lead the state's top environmental watchdog.

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