Jonathan Hiskes summed up Perry's record in Grist last fall, when Perry was running for reelection:

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 ...