Forbes has published a list of the “greenest” states.  Each state was ranked:

…in six equally weighted categories: carbon footprint, air quality, water quality, hazardous waste management, policy initiatives and energy consumption.

So how did our beloved state come out in the rankings?  Number 41!  Not dead last at least — that signal honor was reserved for West Virginia.  But keeping company with the ten worst states is cause enough for concern.

Perhaps we should keep this poor showing in mind when toting up the damage that the Missouri Republican ascendancy has managed to inflict on us over the past few years.