10 Least 'Green' States

WalletHub survey puts Vermont first and Louisiana last on environmental issues
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2019 3:45 PM CDT
Best and Worst 'Green' States
Los Angeles smog. California ranked last on air quality but finished 7th overall in the 'greenest states' ranking by WalletHub.   (Getty/MattGush)

(Newser) – Some states are greener than others—not so much literally but in terms of their environmental practices. WalletHub has a new ranking that puts Vermont first and Louisiana last after crunching various metrics, including air quality, water quality, LEED-certified buildings, gas consumption, energy consumption from renewable resources, etc. Read on for the top and bottom 10 states:

The greenest states, along with their score out of 100:

  1. Vermont, 76.35
  2. New York, 75.49
  3. Oregon, 75.24
  4. Connecticut, 73.89
  5. Minnesota, 73.13
  6. Massachusetts, 72.53
  7. California, 69.40
  8. Rhode Island, 69.00
  9. South Dakota, 68.45
  10. New Hampshire, 67.79
Read on for the bottom 10:

The bottom 10 "greenest" states:

  1. Texas, 46.67
  2. Oklahoma, 42.80
  3. Mississippi, 42.69
  4. Arkansas, 40.09
  5. Alabama, 39.99
  6. North Dakota, 37.90
  7. Wyoming, 36.91
  8. Kentucky, 32.23
  9. West Virginia, 28.77
  10. Louisiana, 23.96
Click for the full rankings and specifics on how states fared in various categories. (Read more lists stories.)

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