Lexington, which touts itself as the Horse Capital of the World, now has a less appealing nickname:
A first-of-its-kind study of the carbon footprints of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas being released by the Brookings Institution on Thursday puts Lexington at No. 100 -- the worst of them all.
The study, called Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America, calculated that the average Lexington resident was responsible for putting 3.46 metric tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere in 2005.
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