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Comment 147 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameJessica
Last NameRuppert
SubjectConsider CA's Impacts to the Amazon


I am a resident of the South Bay, Sunnyvale CA. I work for the City of Palo Alto in Environmental Services and am currently attending San Jose State to attain a B.S. in environmental studies. I am writting to express concern for the fact that California consumes nearly 50% of all oil exports from the Amazon globally. I do not want our state to be complicit in driving new oil drilling in the Amazon. The California Air Resources Board needs to regulate refineries’ crude sources and volumes to ensure that they are not sourcing crude oil from regions where there are human rights violations and ensure that they will not source crude from areas of new drilling in the Amazon.

Any climate change plans going forward should restrict fossil fuel expansion – domestically and globally. CARB can require refineries to put Indigenous rights screens in place and mechanisms to ensure that oil will not be sourced from new drilling in the Amazon.

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 Indiginous rights violations or from regions where new oil drilling in the Amazon is being planned.

Do not 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.

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 equivilant to Amazon oil import totals.

Thank you,

Jessica Ruppert


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-15 18:09:16

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