"Huntsman Pounds Perry on Climate Change and Fed"

"Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is pounding away at rival Rick Perry's skepticism of manmade global warming and criticism of the nation's central banker, saying those stands hurt the GOP and make the Texas governor come off as a not-so-serious national figure."

"Huntsman, a former Utah governor who was President Barack Obama's first ambassador to China, has trailed in early polls nationally and in early voting states, leading his campaign to pledge more aggressive attacks on the top candidates.

Perry, who entered the race last weekend and has surged to a prominent role, has provided Huntsman with an ample opening to take shots.

Perry said in New Hampshire this past week that he didn't believe in manmade global warming, branding it an unproven scientific theory. He also defended the teaching of creationism in schools because evolution 'has some gaps to it.'"

The Associated Press had the story August 20, 2011.


"Christie Pulls N.J. Out of Clean-Air Pact" (Bergen Record)

"Climate-Change Science Makes for Hot Politics" (Washington Post)

"The Environmental Divide: GOP Candidates Spar Over Climate Change" (ABC News)

"As Governor, Perry Backed Wind, Gas and Coal" (Texas Tribune)

"In Their Own Words: the Republican Presidential Field on  Climate Change" (E2 Wire)

Source: AP, 08/22/2011