Illinois Among Worst for Carbon Pollution

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Illinois is ranked fifth worst in the nation when it comes to transportation carbon pollution, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The group says most of the pollution comes from the cars and trucks we drive.  Only Texas, California, Florida, and New York ranked worse.  All four of those states have a bigger population that Illinois.

Here’s the top 10 worst states:

  1. Texas
  2. California
  3. Florida
  4. New York
  5. Illinois
  6. Ohio
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. New Jersey
  9. Georgia
  10. Virginia

Here’s the top 10 best states:

  1. Vermont
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Delaware
  4. South Dakota
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Wyoming
  7. Montana
  8. Maine
  9. Idaho
  10. North Dakota

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