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Comment 144 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameBeth
Last NameBennion
Subject2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan
  1. For the following reason, I insist that you prioritize ending reliance on Amazon crude as part of your climate change plan:
  2. Rein in rogue refineries. Commit California to a policy/regulatory agenda that ensures that California refineries are not sourcing crude from regions where there are Indigenous rights violations or from regions where new oil drilling in the Amazon is being planned.
  3. Don't punt your climate impacts to communities in the Amazon. Present a plan for California to reduce and/or eliminate its consumption of crude from the Amazon.
  4. Commit California to new fuel efficiency standards and expanded electrification of fleets that consume the most Amazon oil. Expansion of EVs broadly, and public transportation goals to reduce domestic consumption equivalent to Amazon oil import totals.
  5. California consumes nearly 50% of all oil exports from the Amazon globally (nearly 1 in 9 gallons pumped in-state on average).
  6. You shouldn't want to be complicit in driving new oil drilling in the Amazon and that they need to regulate refineries’ crude sources and volumes.
  7. You should require California refineries to ensure that they are not sourcing crude oil from regions where there are human rights violations and to require refineries to ensure that they will not source crude from areas of new drilling in the Amazon.

Thank you for your consideration.


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-15 15:09:24

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