August 21, 2011 A win for Perry could mean trouble for EPA Presidential candidate targets agency Kate Galbraith Texas Tribune In the opening days of his presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has railed against a favorite target, the Environmental Protection Agency, and declared himself a “skeptic” that humans are the cause of global warming.

If Perry wins the White House, his national energy policy will focus on cutting federal regulations, especially at the EPA, said his spokesman, Mark Miner. Miner wrote in an email to the Tribune: "The governor's energy priorities will be centered around scaling back the EPA's.