It’s not us, it’s them!

154868141_a9bcd97674_m.jpgJason Burns from Metroblogging Los Angeles called us out on the recent news that Texas was named as the biggest carbon polluter in the nation. Sure, our governor is a complete moron and whore to special interests, but it doesn’t mean that all of us are truck driving rednecks who don’t care about the environment.

I’m pretty sure that on most days, I can see less smog than Jason can. Of course, I’m only speaking for Austin. I’m not too sure about Houston and the surrounding area. I’ll point to current Austin Mayor Will Wynn’s presentations on climate change and we’re at the top or near the top of green cities in the US for the last several years. The Austin City Council is even looking at banning plastic bags. Take that, Los Angeles!

I’d be willing to be that Debbie Howden is one of those California transplants.

1 Comment so far

  1. M1EK (unregistered) on January 18th, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

    Due to geography and climate, LA has smog even if they do 95% of everything perfectly. Houston can do a completely half-assed job at controlling pollution and still end up better off.

    Yet, a couple years ago, Houston actually had more pollution days than LA did. They couldn’t even put half their ass into it.

    Compared to what California has done, Austin is maybe three-quarters-assed.

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