Just How Green Is Montana?
With billions of taxpayer dollars being devoted to environmental-protection efforts and energy costs eating a significant portion of the average household’s income, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2016’s Greenest States.
WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states in terms of 17 key metrics that speak to the health of the current environment as well as the environmental impact of people’s daily habits. Data set ranges from “Total Municipal Solid Waste per Capita” to “Energy Efficiency Score” to “Carbon Dioxide Emissions per Capita.”
“Green”-ness of Montana (1=Most, 25=Avg.):
45th – Soil Quality
39th – Water Quality
28th – % of Recycled Municipal Solid Waste
24th – Number of LEED-Certified Buildings per Capita
30th – Energy-Efficiency Score
40th – Gasoline Consumption per Capita
43rd – Carbon Dioxide Emissions per Capita