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The Plugged-In Commish

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You may think (I sure did) that state commissioners get their own cars.

They don’t.

They don’t even get mileage reimbursement.

Which may be why Department of Energy and Environmental Protection commissioner Dan Esty drives a Chevy Volt. (Also, the fact that he’s DEEP commissioner — not, say, state banking commissioner.

The other day, he pulled up to the Sherwood Island Nature Center in his environmentally friendly vehicle — and plugged in. State Representative Jonathan Steinberg (left, photo below) joined him for an environmentally aware photo op.

Before the commissioner’s speech, folks gathered in front of a new bridge, leading from the parking lot to the Nature Center. It was built by Eagle Scout Chris Driscoll, with funds from the Friends of  Sherwood Island.

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