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A Progress Report on State-Level Oil Dependence
Posted By Elana Schor On August 11, 2009 @ 1:39 pm In Bay Area Bicycle Coalition,Climate Change,Oil,Streetsblog Capitol Hill | 1 Comment
America’s oil addiction is readily acknowledged, even by its biggest enablers . But what is the nation actually doing to kick the habit and embrace a safer, healthier, more realistic energy future?
An attempt to answer that question was released today [PDF ]
by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which has ranked the
"oil vulnerability" of the 50 states for three years running.
its face, the list is unsurprising: Mississippi remains in first place,
with the average driver spending more than 9 percent of annual income
on gas, while Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut were rated the
least oil-dependent states. Yet NRDC’s analysis also offers some
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URLs in this post:
 NRDC’s: http://www.nrdc.org/energy/states/
 enablers: http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/01/31/bush.sotu/
 PDF: http://www.nrdc.org/energy/states/files/states.pdf
 the lowest: http://www.taxfoundation.org/research/topic/44.html
 has called: http://www.planetizen.com/node/39837
 legislation: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2009/05/14/congress-takes-a-first-step-towards-reshaping-transportation-policy/
 frozen: http://www.ajc.com/news/feds-freeze-108396.html
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