A map of state-by-state oil vulnerability based on the 2011 report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
“Like the previous editions, this report again ranks U.S. states in two critical areas related to our nation’s continuing addiction to oil. First, it calculates gasoline price vulnerability—the percentage of personal income spent on gasoline by the average driver in each state. Second, it ranks states based on their adoption of solutions to reduce their oil dependence—measures they are taking to lessen their vulnerability and to bolster America’s security.”
The 10 states doing the most to wean themselves from oil are: 1) California 2) Oregon 3) Massachusetts 4) New York 5) New Jersey 6) Maryland 7) Connecticut 8) Rhode Island 9) Washington 10) Vermont
The 10 states doing the least to reduce their oil dependence are: 50) Nebraska 49) North Dakota 48) Alaska 47) Iowa 46) Arkansas 45) South Dakota 44) Indiana 43) Missouri 42) Wyoming 41) Ohio