Behind California and Colorado what are some other green thinking states?

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    As far as environmental or “Green” rankings go, the state of Vermont has consistently ranked as on one of the leading Green thinking states in the nation. With the smallest carbon footprint of any state in the nation at 6.4 million metric tons. the third smallest toxic waste tonnage at 1,536. 

    Surprisingly, both California and Colorado have ranked much lower than thought. While both states have implemented rigid environmental laws, both states have much larger populations than some states and many more motorists which contribute heavily to environmental pollutants. 

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    Washington, Massachusetts, and New York are other green thinking states. Vermont, Texas, and other East Coast states are also major creators of green jobs and in coming up with and enacting green policies in cities. For much more on this, you can read previous GreenAnswer questions regarding this topic:

    http://greenanswers.com/q/217760/business-economics/labor-employment/what-are-some-states-which-green-jobs-are-growing

    http://greenanswers.com/q/177414/business-economics/labor-employment/what-states-have-most-available-green-jobs

    http://greenanswers.com/q/131562/energy-fuels/alternative-energy-fuels/what-states-green-energy-growing-fastest

    http://greenanswers.com/q/14038/climate-change/which-states-do-good-job-limiting-green-house-gases

    For a much more detailed look at which and how state and local governments are implementing greener policies, you can read the following article (http://www.theroot.com/views/legally-green-mandating-cleaner-environment)

    For a list of greenest US cities/states, you can look at the following links:

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    According to a 2007 Forbes article, the most environmentally friendly states are as follows: 1. Vermont, 2. Oregon, 3. Washington, 4. Hawaii, 5. Maryland, 6. Connecticut, 7. New Jersey, 8. Rhode Island, 9. New York and 10. Arizona. 

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    According to Forbes.com in the article “America’s Greenest States,” the East Coast is more green thinking  than it’s Western counterparts, who tend to “drive further and use more resources.”

    The Western U.S. didn’t fair so well when consumption patterns, waste, air and water quality were evaluated.

    Below is their ranking of Green thinking states:

    The Environment
    2 of 2   America’s Greenest States
    Brian Wingfield and Miriam Marcus 10.17.07, 6:00 AM ET

    Rank State Score
    1 Vermont 43.6
    2 Oregon 43.6
    3 Washington 43.4
    4 Hawaii 41.3
    5 Maryland 40.4
    6 Connecticut 39.8
    7 New Jersey 39.5
    8 Rhode Island 38.7
    9 New York 38.1
    10 Arizona 37.9
    11 Massachusetts 37.8
    12 Idaho 37.2
    13 Colorado 37.2
    14 California 37.1
    15 Minnesota 36.3
    16 Wisconsin 35.7
    17 Nevada 35.1
    18 New Mexico 34.7
    19 New Hampshire 33.7
    20 Florida 32.9
    21 South Dakota 32.6
    22 Montana 31.5
    23 Virginia 30.5
    24 Michigan 30.3
    25 Maine 29.9
    26 North Carolina 29.5
    27 Illinois 28.6
    28 Utah 28.5
    29 Georgia 28.2
    30 Delaware 28
    31 Kansas 27.7
    32 Pennsylvania 27.5
    33 Nebraska 27.5
    34 Texas 26.5
    35 Iowa 26.4
    36 South Carolina 25.3
    37 Wyoming 24.8
    38 Oklahoma 24.2
    39 Ohio 23.4
    40 Alaska 22.7
    41 Missouri 22.6
    42 North Dakota 22.2
    43 Tennessee 22.2
    44 Arkansas 20.8
    45 Kentucky 20.4
    46 Mississippi 17.6
    47 Louisiana 17
    48 Alabama 15.8
    49 Indiana 15.3
    50 West Virginia 14.2
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    Washington state has put a lot of emphasis on the creation of green jobs, a step governor Christine Gregoire took to counteract the rise of greenhouse gas emissions. Along with the goal of more green jobs,Washington state also has policies to promote enrgy efficiency, growth of renewable energy, green building design and construction, and other clean energy economy sectors.

    I live in Washington and over this past summer I noticed a portion of a highway was actually replaced with a “bike highway” to encourage biking. It’s steps liek these that decrease driving and encourage biking.

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