And if it isn't bad enough for the folks in Detroit, they receive a shot from an Arizona Republic front page headline in Tuesday's paper. The news story is about a report out that lists the greenest cities in the country. It appears to be the ultimate slap in the face for a city to be listed behind the Motor City.
The newspaper reports: "Portland came in first; Phoenix was No. 32, dropping 10 places from its ranking just two years ago. Adding more insult to injury: Detroit has topped Phoenix as the more "sustainable" municipality, having jumped 12 places to claim the 31st spot." Jeez, the Arizona Cardinals open the season at 2-1 and the folks out there apparently get a chip on their shoulder.