MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas says the state has been recognized once again as the greenest state in the nation.

Douglas says a new report by the website 24/7 Wall St. considered energy consumption, pollution problems and state energy policies in evaluating the environmental standing of states.

The report found that Vermont, among other measures, releases the fewest cancer causing toxins and has the smallest carbon footprint in the country.

Douglas says Vermonters can be proud of the state’s commitment to a healthy environment.