Massachusetts Lawmakers Are What They Drive To Work

Fuel efficiency and safety rate high with lawmakers who must make long commute to state house.

Published: 29-Jan-2005

BOSTON -- State Sen. Andrea F. Nuciforo Jr. doesn't just talk green, he drives green.

The Pittsfield Democrat, who drives a Nissan Altima back and forth to Boston, thinks its important for him to not only put the environment at the top of his legislative agenda, but make it a part of his lifestyle.

"I've always believed since I was very young that we should come to this earth, enjoy the time that we have, but impact this earth as little as possible," Nuciforo said. "That's true whether it's turning the lights on and off or driving an automobile. We have an obligation to our children and grandchildren to keep the environment as clean, if not cleaner, by the time we leave."


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