It’s all in how you want to look at it.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology has a recent study that gives the traditional antagonists — suburbanites and city dwellers — something for either side when the subject is the environment.
If you’re in the suburbs, you can point to the comparatively low amount of greenhouse gas emissions per acre (red is worst, light yellow is least):
Or if you’re in the city you can point to the comparatively low amount of greenhouse gas emissions per household:
You can play with the maps and compare regions here.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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