Fossil Fuel Emissions By State

Mapping out environmental impacts state-by-state.

Emissions From Fossil Fuel Combustion (totals per state)

Below is a map of fossil fuel emissions by state for 2011, based on information from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. These statistics were compiled by recording fossil fuel combustion from the commercial, industrial, residential, transportation, and electric power sectors. Units of measure are million metric tons of carbon dioxide, or MMTCO2.

Please note that this map is deceptive considering - in most cases - states with larger populations will have higher carbon emissions than less populated states.

Emissions From Fossil Fuel Combustion (per capita averages)

Data for this map below was obtained from the State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2000-2011 report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. As you might notice, average emissions per person varies drastically from the map above. This map is a more accurate representation of each states' contribution to yearly CO2 emissions.