Which states have the highest carbon dioxide emissions?

In millions of metric tons:

Texas: 688

California: 394

Pennsylvania: 275

Ohio: 262

Florida: 256

Illinois, Indiana, and New York come next.  I didn’t know that Texas would rank so high on the list.  And it’s interesting that #3, 4, and 5 are among the major swing states in many presidential elections.  That’s not good news for a lot of reform ideas.

This information is from the fun to browse The Measure of America: American Human Development Report 2008-2009, a Colombia/SSRC book.


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