Report: Alaska emits 4th-most greenhouse gases per capita
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A state report says Alaska has the fourth-highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions in the country.
The Juneau Empire reports that the findings released on Tuesday say only West Virginia, North Dakota and Wyoming have higher per-capita emissions.
The report did, however, find Alaska to be making strides in emission practices. It says that human-caused greenhouse gas emissions in the state have decreased by 8 percent since 1990. The report also says Alaska is 40th out of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., for total greenhouse gas emissions.
Alaska’s emissions are a small part of the U.S.’s overall, making up 0.63 percent of total U.S. human-caused emissions.
The updated report adds data from 2011-2015 to a report from 1990-2010.
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