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1.23.2008

#1 Carbon Polluter State - Texas

The headquarter of America's oil industry spewed 670 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2003, enough that if Texas were a country, it would rank as the world's seventh largest polluter.

The Chicago Sun Times reported that if you add the second and third ranking states (California and Pennsylvania) together, it would not equal the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by Texas.

Texas consumes more coal than any other state. Powered by 19 coal-burning plants, its per-capita residential use of electricity is significantly higher than the national average.

Yes, everything is bigger in Texas.

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