September 14, 2022
The U.S. economy has a high level of regional specialization and economic complexity. This is clear when assessing direct greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions by Congressional districts. According to the U.S. EPA data, 75% of 2.3 billion metric tons of direct CO2e emissions released in 2020 are from Congressional districts represented currently by Republican representatives.
This is why it is important to asses direct GhG emissions by each congressional district. According to the U.S. EPA data, 75% of 2.3 billion metric tons of direct CO2e emissions released in 2020 are from Republican districts.
Of the 19 districts that exceeded 19 million metric tons of CO2e, all but two were Republican-led districts.
Responsible Alpha's Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Congressional District builds on upon the Responsible Alpha's Toxic Chemicals by Congressional District dashboard, which explored the different toxic chemical emissions in each congressional district in the U.S