Former State Senator Forms New Group To Draw Beacon Hill's Attention To Environmental Issues

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In Massachusetts, it's not easy being green.

That's the message of several area environmental groups, who say they're sick of how little attention their concerns receive on Beacon Hill. Two of those groups have formed a new political group to put pressure on office holders in the state's upcoming elections to pay more attention.

The founder of that political group, George Bachrach, a former state senator and current president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss the formation and mission of the new coalition called "MUSCLE," or "Massachusetts United For Science, Climate, Environment."

Bachrach is also one of the members of a state greenhouse gas advisory panel, who recently quit in protest of how little attention the Patrick administration was paying to panel suggestions.

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