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Famed Boulder Environmental Warriors Have Emissions Problem In Their Own Backyard

Well, this is awkward.

Out of all the neighborhoods of the entirety of the United States, one zip code in Colorado’s own Boulder County is responsible for producing the most greenhouse gas emissions per person.  Yes, that same Boulder County that is suing oil and natural gas companies because of said emissions. And yes, the same Boulder County who touts its green credentials.

The Associated Press reports that a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science broke down the per capita fossil fuel use and found that the Boulder County community was far and away the biggest U.S. offender:

“The zip code that produced the most greenhouse gas per person was in the mountains of western Boulder County, where the 23,811 pounds per person is 18 times higher than in the San Francisco zip code.”

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