The scoping plan must be strengthened so that it actually
addresses climate change in a serious, timely manner. It needs
* reduce GHG emissions sooner
* ban new gas plants
strengthen rules against emissions from heavy-duty trucks
not rely on unproven and sometimes harmful Carbon Capture, Use, and
A realistic plan would not designate ethanol, known to be 24%
more carbon-intensive than gasoline, as a renewable fuel. Further,
it would not posit Blue hydrogen as a pathway to
CCS and Direct Air Capture are NOT viable strategies to reduce
emissions. And we don't need them! A recent peer-reviewed study
shows that the US can meet its energy needs by 2050 using only
wind, water and solar. The study's models do not use fossil fuels,
CCS/CCUS, DAC, or Blue hydrogen.
Back to the drawing board, please!