Rick Perry “asks” Mitt Romney four questions.
In a blog posting on his web site, asked Romney:
1) Do you still believe that coal plants “kill people,” as you said in 2003?  If not, why on earth would you use such language to attack the producers that provide about 70% of Iowa electricity and 44% of American electricity and a cost-effective energy source for manufacturers?
2) In 2005, you were the first governor in America to cap carbon emissions and claimed such limits “provide real and immediate progress in the battle to improve our environment.”  Why do you now claim to oppose the very measures you enacted as governor?
3) Two of your top environmental advisors in Massachusetts were so liberal that President Obama appointed them to key posts in his administration.  Will you publicly commit that, if elected, you will no longer appoint liberal environmental activists to positions in your administration?
4) In June, you said you believed that humans are contributing to global warming.  But in October, you said the causes of climate change were unknown.  What is your current position and why?[Footnotes omitted]