Most Environmentally Friendly States

There was an interesting article in Forbes a few weeks ago. They ranked the fifty states of the U.S. by environmental policy—my state, Minnesota, came in at number 15 on the list. They compiled the rankings by examining the states’ carbon footprints, air quality, water quality, hazardous waste management, policy initiatives, and energy consumption:

When you think “green,” you think New Jersey, right? OK, maybe not. But perhaps you should.

The Garden State ranked seventh in our first-ever list of America’s Greenest States, a surprise winner amid places synonymous with environmentalism like Vermont, Oregon and Washington. More startling: The congested East Coast is a lot more environmentally friendly than you thought… (continued)

See also the complete rankings. For the top fifteen and bottom five states, you can read a description about how the state achieved the ranking.


2 thoughts on “Most Environmentally Friendly States

  1. One of the many Co Winners of the nobel with screaming al gore was very clear when he said “mr gore is spreading fear using hysterical and bogus accusations that have not been substantiated with valid scientific data or facts.
    I can recall myself 25 years ago mr gore was telling us how “the next Ice age was upon us”. Now that his lies about cold weather have been proven completely wrong he changes his story by scaring those with the weakest minds among us, the liberal thinkers.
    There is no correlation between carbon and global warming, 58 percent of the scientists with an opinion say, “nothing in science has ever established a relationship between man made carbon in the air and any increased warming of the air as a result of it”.
    In fact the scientist who is considered the father of modern weather forcasting says. ‘The earth has gone through many cycles of cooling and warming long before man could have had any effect on it”.
    In fact the weather forcast community say,”the earth is a delicate balance of dark and lite clored areas that absorb and reflect the suns heat.
    They say, “the Dark green areas (such as rain forests and areas of heavy vegetation absorb the heat from the sun and the lite colored or sandy desert areas reflect the suns heat back out to space”. They postulate “That the earth due to the influence of other planets will shift on its axis at times and a slight shift can increase the length of time the sun has to warm areas of the earth that were previously cooler.
    Archaeologists have found evidence in core samples of the earth going back thousands of years that the earth has gone through cycles of warming and cooling LONG BEFORE MAN HAD ANY EFFECT ON THE EARTH IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM!!!
    Below xxx’s is a link to the entire John R Christy Op Ed in the Nov 1st Wall ST Journal op eds.

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