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Take a Look at the States Sending the Most Carbon Into the Air

  • Texas is biggest carbon-dioxide emitter from power generation
  • California ranks near bottom based on emissions rates
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How to Hit the Brakes on Climate Change


A recent report distributed by a diverse group including Ceres, Bank of America Corp., the Natural Resources Defense Council and electricity suppliers Entergy Corp. and Exelon Corp. offers a state-by-state breakdown of carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants. Here are the highlights:

The report comes as some states, municipalities and companies have sought to take over the mantle of combating climate change after President Donald Trump decided to exit the Paris climate accord. The nine states -- including California -- that have pledged to continue to support the international agreement make up about 10 percent of the nation’s emissions from power plants, based on the report’s data.