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Old 05-14-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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These are interesting rankings I have no idea how they come up with them.

#39 in Healthcare
#30 in Education
#11 in Economy
#10 in Infrastructure
#21 in Opportunity
#9 in Fiscal Stability
#27 in Crime and Corrections
#20 in Natural Environment


https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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So basically if you are in decent health, have a job, and live in a safe area things are great, because things that matter to many like the economy and fiscal stability are in good shape for Georgia.

Education makes me scratch my head a bit. Florida is #3? With Hope and Zell Miller students with good grades have a real shot at an affordable education in Georgia.

But obviously this ranks the state as a whole. Not all areas of GA are so well-off.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:14 PM
 
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How is Utah 49th in natural environment? This criteria makes no sense.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:20 AM
 
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How is Utah 49th in natural environment? This criteria makes no sense.
Did you read the criteria? This was part of what went into the natural environment criterium: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...port-says.html
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:03 AM
 
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Did you read the criteria? This was part of what went into the natural environment criterium: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...port-says.html
And NJ is 13th for natural environment? They should look at not only current pollution but historic. The Northeast is full of superfund sites...

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Old 05-15-2019, 08:11 AM
 
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And NJ is 13th for natural environment? They should look at not only current pollution but historic. The Northeast is full of superfund sites...
It depends on how well cleanup has gone over the years.

Utah was a bit surprising, but once I dug into the criteria a little bit, I understood its ranking. It largely has to do with the extensive mining industry in the state. I think that the exposure subcategory within that criterium should be weighed more heavily.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:14 AM
 
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Did you read the criteria? This was part of what went into the natural environment criterium: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...port-says.html
That still undermines the beautiful scenery.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:41 AM
 
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It depends on how well cleanup has gone over the years.

Utah was a bit surprising, but once I dug into the criteria a little bit, I understood its ranking. It largely has to do with the extensive mining industry in the state. I think that the exposure subcategory within that criterium should be weighed more heavily.
Note my graphic shows active superfund sites. NJ has 115. It may be out of date as when I checked the superfund site it shows 150 on the list. Once a site is cleaned up it is removed.
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