Virginia is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to environmental protection.
But that is a fact.
This is a ranking of the 10 worst states.
And here are the 10: North Carolina (5) Tennessee (3) Alabama (2) Indiana (2.5) Louisiana (2.)
New Mexico (2).
The 10 worst environmental protection states are: North Dakota (5), South Dakota (4), Montana (4.5), Ohio (4) Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, North Carolina, and Louisiana.
We ranked Virginia first and Alabama second.
Virginia’s ranking is the third worst in the nation.
That is surprising because Virginia is home to the only federal water-quality monitor.
Other than that, there is not much of a state-level data available on environmental issues.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality lists three statewide environmental health monitors: the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Act (EPA), and the Department of Energy’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).
Virginia also has the state’s only national, federal, and state-of-the-art air quality monitoring system.
The state has a large amount of wetlands, and some state-owned and operated facilities, including the North Fork of the Potomac River, are managed to improve water quality and reduce the number of cases of chronic disease and respiratory illness.
The city of Charlottesville, for example, has a low prevalence of chronic diseases such as asthma, heart disease, and respiratory infections.
But its water is polluted.
The average daily amount of pollution in Charlottesville is a whopping 1,000 parts per billion (ppb).
That’s more than twice as much as the national average of 1,050 ppb.
The water quality is also extremely high in the area around the city of Richmond, home to several universities, businesses, and a large number of restaurants and bars.
The City of Richmond’s water is also contaminated with arsenic, mercury, arsenic, lead, and lead compounds.
Water quality is not the only problem in Virginia.
The other big problem in the state is the rate of urban development.
About 2.5 million people live in urban areas in Virginia, according to a 2011 state report.
But the growth rate is actually much lower than the national rate of about 7.6%.
Urban growth is also an issue for the state.
The number of new homes built per year is much lower in Virginia than in the rest of the U