The Most And Least Green States

By 247wallst,  Newser User

Posted Apr 22, 2011 11:37 AM CDT

(User Submitted) – Many pay lip service to the environment on Earth Day (April 22nd), but who is actually following through? This survey of all fifty states looks at which areas in the country are doing the most to preserve our planet and which are doing the least. Be it through policies, pollution levels, or alternative energy programs, we rank every state by how green they are relative to one another.

1. Vermont - The state releases the fewest carcinogenic toxins and has the smallest carbon footprint in the country.

2. Maine - Almost half of the electricity generated by Maine comes from renewable sources. Read the full article.

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