They say everything’s bigger in Texas. Well, so is its carbon footprint, according to a ChooseEnergy.com® analysis of the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Texas produces about 12.7 percent of the nation’s carbon dioxide, according to the numbers.
The Lone Star State’s 653.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide produced in 2016 was more than 80 percent higher than was generated in California, the second-largest producer.
Following are the states that produced the most carbon dioxide emissions (in million metric tons):