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Texas messes with…Texas

Texas’ penchant for SUVs and sprawling suburbs has landed it as the biggest polluter in the nation. According to the :

The headquarters state of America’s oil industry spewed 670 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2003, enough that Texas would rank seventh in the world if it were its own country, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The amount is more than that of California and Pennsylvania — the second- and third-ranking states — combined.

Though I think the article exaggerates anti-green sentiments in Texas, it does show  that “going green” has not gripped all markets equally. Yet it’s easy to forget this in the eco-chic pockets.

And yet, just because a region eschews, say, hybrid vehicles, does not necessarily reflect a lack of interest in alternative energy. For instance, for the third consecutive year, Texas was the nation’s leader in the amount of wind capacity added to the electric grid, according to Wired Magazine.

Any thoughts on the varying interests in “going green” for different regions?

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