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Kennedy is failing us on the climate change front
The Herald News
August 30, 2018 – In the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District, voters have [a] weighty choice to make. It is a choice between supporting the scion of a political dynasty or demanding long-overdue Congressional action on climate change.

Decision 2018: US House MA 4th District Candidate Forum
NewTV
August 13, 2018 – NewTV, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Brookline, Needham, Newton, and Wellesley, held a candidate forum for Massachusetts US House District 4 on August 10, 2018. Participating in the forum were Joseph Kennedy III, a Newton resident who is currently representing the fourth district in the US House of Representatives, and Gary Rucinski, who also lives in Newton and works in software project management. The Democratic primary will be held on Tuesday, September 4.

Decision 2018: US House MA 4th District from NewTV on Vimeo.

Why I’m Running Against Joe Kennedy
It’s time to make climate change history
Commonwealth Magazine
August 1, 2018 – It’s time to choose: Will we accept the change needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change or cling to the status quo and hope against hope we’ll be spared? The good news is we can reverse climate change, grow our economy, and improve food quality, all at the same time. This change is possible, but not without change in Congress.

James Hansen Endorses Gary Rucinski for U.S. House of Representatives
July 24, 2018 – Gary understands that the first best step for slowing climate change is to put a gradually increasing fee on fossil fuels and return 100% of revenues to all households equally. I wholeheartedly endorse him for U.S. House of Representatives from the Fourth Massachusetts Congressional District in the Democratic Primary on September 4.

This Kennedy challenger will almost certainly lose his race. But can he save the planet?
The Boston Globe
June 19, 2018 – Unless something truly astounding happens in the next month and a half, Gary Rucinski will not win the Sept. 4 Democratic primary against Joe Kennedy III. But don’t mistake Rucinski, 63, for your typical political also-ran.
Free Market, Capitalism Can Curb Climate Change, Argues Rucinski
Ignoring climate change is not an option
The Herald News
June 11, 2018 – In January I realized we faced another national election year in which the only mention of climate change would be of how little climate change was mentioned. I couldn’t stomach the prospect. In 2011 I joined Citizens’ Climate Lobby, an international grassroots political organization working to put a price on carbon.

Kennedy Challenger to be on Primary Ballot
May 21, 2018 – NEWTON, MA – Gary Rucinski, a nearly 30-year resident of Newton, has announced that he will be on the 2018 Democratic Primary ballot in a challenge to Joe Kennedy III for the Massachusetts 4th Congressional House seat.

A Demand for Progress on Climate
Blue  Mass Group
Apr 1, 2018 – Like gun violence, chronic poverty and unequal health care coverage, the problem of unchecked greenhouse gas pollution won’t solve itself. As important as local and state efforts to reduce the emissions imperiling our planet are, a problem of this magnitude demands federal action…

Kennedy’s Profile On The Rise As Democrats Push To Retake The House
Rhode Island Public Radio
Mar 27, 2018 – But fellow Democrat, Gary Rucinski, thinks Congress is not doing enough about climate change, so he’s staging a primary challenge to Kennedy. Rucinski stood outside the Attleboro Democrats’ event ahead of Kennedy’s visit. Rucinski said imposing a fee on the emission of greenhouse gases would spark a clean energy revolution in the free market.

Climate change activist announces congressional run
The Herald News
Mar 5, 2018 – Gary Rucinski, a nearly 30-year resident of Newton, announced he will be running in the 2018 Democratic primary. His campaign is focused heavily on issues around climate change. “I’m running for Congress because America needs more legislators who will stake their careers on helping humanity avoid …

Kennedy gets a Democratic primary challenger
The Sun Chronicle
Feb 28, 2018 – Gary Rucinski, a software project manager from Newton, is launching a Democratic primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Joseph … The 4th Congressional District represented by Kennedy includes Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Norfolk, Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, Rehoboth and Seekonk.

Climate activist to run in Democratic Primary in Massachusetts 4th Congressional District
Feb 26, 2018 – NEWTON, MA – Gary Rucinski, a nearly 30-year resident of Newton, has announced that he will be running in the 2018 Democratic Primary to challenge Joe Kennedy III for the Massachusetts 4th Congressional House seat…

Free Market, Capitalism Can Curb Climate Change, Argues Rucinski
Boston College – The Heights
Mar 2, 2016 – If the glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland melt entirely, Gary Rucinski, the northeast regional coordinator of Citizens Climate Lobby, said, sea levels would rise by 100 feet. A rise in sea level would have detrimental effects given that 50 percent of the world’s major cities lie on coastlines…
Free Market, Capitalism Can Curb Climate Change, Argues Rucinski
Gary Rucinski, Newton: Focus energy policy on carbon
Patriot Ledger
Mar 23, 2012 – In his March 16 column, “Keystone pipeline was a missed opportunity,” Sen. Scott Brown never once mentions climate change. This despite the fact that the International Energy Agency warns that five more years of business as usual on energy guarantees that global warming will exceed the level deemed …

Grass Seeds – On Becoming a Citizen Lobbyist – HC Media (Part 1 of 2)
Haverhill Community TV
Special guest Gary Rucinski, MA State Coordinator from Citizens’ Climate Lobby, discusses how they prepare volunteer citizens to lobby for legislation instating a carbon tax at the federal level.
Gary Rucinski, MA State Coordinator from Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Grass Seeds – Carbon Tax – HC Media (Part 2 of 2)
Haverhill Community TV
Special guest Gary Rucinski, MA State Coordinator for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, discusses the proposal for instituting a carbon tax and fighting against climate change.

Gary Rucinski – Renewable Energy World
Renewable Energy World
Dr. Gary Rucinski is the Northeast Regional Coordinator for Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Dr. Rucinski has worked for thirty years in the high tech industry in and around Boston, including co-founding a startup in 2000. His experience with entrepreneurship was formative in convincing him that the free market could contribute …

City leaders, environmental experts evaluate proposed carbon tax
Daily Free Press
Nov 14, 2014 – The panel also featured Gary Rucinski, Northeast regional coordinator of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby; Lawford Anderson, a professor of earth and environment at BU; and Jessica Chicka, a graduate student in the School of Theology. The Citizens Climate Lobby commissioned a study to see the possible …
City leaders, environmental experts evaluate proposed carbon tax
Cambridge Forum: Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change
WGBH Cambridge Forum
The notion of a carbon tax as the most efficient way to combat greenhouse gas emissions was first proposed by MIT professor David G. Wilson in 1973 and was greeted with silence. James Hansen proposed the idea again 30 years later and was greeted with skepticism. Now Massachusetts has taken up the idea.

Wellesley resident works to get carbon tax
Wicked Local – Wellesley
With carbon tax legislation stalled indefinitely in Congress, states are taking matters into their own hands. … Putting this frustration to good use, Langerman read up on environmental and economic issues and eventually teamed with Gary Rucinski, Cathy Carruthers and Sarah Lehnert last April to create the Committee for a …

Sustainable Wellesley – Gary Rucinski
Sustainable Wellesley
SPECIAL EVENT: Gary Rucinski of CCL · by Phyllis Theermann October 18, 2012 citizens climate lobby congress Gary Rucinski million letter march write way to stop climate change. This FRIDAY | Oct.19 | 7 pm. Please join members of the Sustainable Wellesley leadership team for a discussion of proposed carbon fee and …

Citizens Climate Lobby Boston Chapter. Gary J. Rucinski, Founder
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability Organization
Citizens Climate Lobby Boston Chapter. Gary J. Rucinski, Founder and Group Leader. 40 Clearwater Rd. Newton, MA 02462. January 29, 2014. Senate Finance Committee. The Honorable Max Baucus, Chairman. United States Senate. 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Washington, D.C. 20510. To the members of the …