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Old 09-25-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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Florida is pretty clean overall when factoring in water quality as well. Otherwise I would say the Upper New England states (VT, NH and ME) plus the Upper Midwest/Plains (ND, SD, MN) and Rocky Mountain states (CO, WY, MT). Hawaii is an obvious given it's location.
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Are there any clean states that don't have a low population density?
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Florida would qualify in that department.
My-oh-my how things can change when underfunded and virtually ignored....check that initial mention.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/fl...the-gulf-coast
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire are pretty clean, so are Colorado and Montana. North Dakota is not clean at all, since they burn gas coming from all those oil fields 24/7. Check out US map at night, half of ND is lit up from the Bakken oil field burning gas. I would imagine interior of Oregon/Washington states should be pretty clean as well.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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My-oh-my how things can change when underfunded and virtually ignored....check that initial mention.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/fl...the-gulf-coast
To my knowledge, red tide is not well understood but is recorded to have happened regularly even during the first visits by Europeans. It's not something we're doing.

I find Vermont to be very clean, so long as you're not near one of the major farming communities. A lot of people who visit comment that the water is very good, and ask about it. My water comes untreated from a well. The air almost always smells good too. Sometimes Florida stinks away from the coasts, and the west has dust and wildfires, but the air here is very consistently good.

I personally find Chittenden County to be rather crowded, but I suppose it depends on what you're used to.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:10 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'd say Vermont is the cleanest. I visited there recently and the state is entirely nature. Vermont does not have any real "cities". The cities in Vermont seem like walkable suburban towns where you will need a car still. Vermont doesn't have the kind of cities that attracted litterers and polluters.

I am not sure about New Hampshire.

Washington state is the second cleanest. It is extremely clean, but then you have Seattle where parts can be just like any other major city in terms of cleanliness.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Vermont

Vermont's waters are highly polluted. The rural parts of NY are relatively clean thanks to the fracking ban and little industry.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Metrowest Boston
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Vermont's waters are highly polluted. The rural parts of NY are relatively clean thanks to the fracking ban and little industry.
Interesting about VT. Source?
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:21 PM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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North Carolina: Most of Western North Carolina contains the Appalachians. The land there is either government national forests and the Great Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park. Most of the land is protected by the government from real estate developing, logging, and mining. It is very clean and breathtaking!
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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Minnesota.

Washington.

Oregon.

Haven't been to VT yet, but I imagine it to be very clean. Maine too. Lots of folks from MN move to Maine and say, "it's just like NE MN" (but with seafood).
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