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Comment 142 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameJon
Last NameJohnston
Email Addressjonrjohnston@gmail.com
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SubjectClimate change is global, do not encourage fossil fuel expansion outside California
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Thank you for seriously acting on the recommendations from the IPCC report. The message is clear to invest now or pay the price later.

California accounts for approximately 50% of the global consumption of crude oil from the Ecuadorian region of the Amazon. The global known reserves of oil are much more than can ever be extracted while limiting global warming below 1.5C. We don't need any oil from the Amazon. We need to protect the Amazon as a natural carbon sink.

The 2022 Scoping Plan can help California to stop encouraging new oil drilling in the Amazon. CARB should regulate crude oil sources and volumes headed to California refineries. Please include in the Plan actions for California to reduce and/or eliminate its consumption of crude from the Amazon.

Regulating crude oil sources for California refineries can also help with the stated goal to focus on equity for communities that will be hardest hit by climate change. Some places will be hard hit because their local government refuses to protect them or act on the harm caused by fossil fuels. The Plan should include actions that require California refineries to ensure that they are not sourcing crude oil from regions where there are human rights violations and that require refineries to ensure that they will not source crude from areas of new drilling. These actions will help with an equitable transition to clean energy and avoid encouraging the fossil fuel industry to expand in places without a climate plan.

 


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-15 13:25:23

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