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The Environmental State of The Union(Old article, reposted today by Comcast)
24/7 Wall St ^ | Dec 16, 2010 | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre, Ashley C. Allen

Posted on 04/22/2011 4:07:30 AM PDT by arderkrag

Although all the countries which attended the recent Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico claimed to care about the environment, they have an odd way of showing it. The challenges are more profound in the US than many other countries. America has been the leader of the industrial world since the Great Depression. That makes it the nation that has polluted the most for the longest amount of time.

24/7 Wall St. has analyzed the environmental issues facing the 50 states. Pollution is as much a state problem as a national one. Ohio, which ranks poorly on our list, has more problems than Vermont, which ranks well. Unlike Ohio, Vermont does not have to regulate hundreds of factories, which pollute the water and air. Similarly, Ohio does not have great tracts of land where it can install vast numbers of wind farms. Texas, which ranks first in wind energy, does. Texas, however, has the largest number of coal-fired power plants. As a consequence, the state burns more coal and produces more carbon dioxide than any other state. No two states have the same problems. This means that solutions must be informed by both local and national concerns.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: algore; environment; green; pharisees
I am sad to say that my beloved state of Georgia only ranks 43rd worst at being green. I ws hoping for 50th place. On a side note, this is a great list for entrepeneurs - now you have a list of "green" states to avoid.
1 posted on 04/22/2011 4:07:39 AM PDT by arderkrag
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As a consequence, the state burns more coal and produces more carbon dioxide than any other state.

This annoys me to no end. While there are real pollutants that have real health effects on people, in addition to causing real environmental damage, these idiots keep chasing after the carbon dioxide red herring. I don't want to hear about carbon dioxide; I want to hear about the success of efforts to reduce the sulfur, nitrogen, organo-phosphate, and other compounds that are the real pollutants.

2 posted on 04/22/2011 6:17:27 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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