Most and Least Environmentally Friendly States

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1. Oregon
> Pct. of commuters getting to work by bike, walking, or public transit: 21.0% (9th highest)
> Average Daily particle pollution: 7.0 micrograms
> Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total (%) 100.0% (the highest)

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2. Alaska
> Pct. of commuters getting to work by bike, walking, or public transit: 25.8% (3rd highest)
> Average Daily particle pollution: N/A
> Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total (%) 1.6% (3rd lowest)

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3. Washington
> Pct. of commuters getting to work by bike, walking, or public transit: 22.1% (6th highest)
> Average Daily particle pollution: 7.0 micrograms
> Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total (%) 96.5% (2nd highest)

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4. Montana
> Pct. of commuters getting to work by bike, walking, or public transit: 17.8% (14th highest)
> Average Daily particle pollution: 6.2 micrograms
> Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total (%) 65.3% (5th highest)

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5. Hawaii
> Pct. of commuters getting to work by bike, walking, or public transit: 28.0% (2nd highest)
> Average Daily particle pollution: N/A micrograms
> Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total (%) 17.4% (21st highest)