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Comment 160 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameJasmine
Last NameRipoyla
Email Addressjasmineripoyla@gmail.com
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SubjectDemanding a Scoping Plan with Real Climate Solutions
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Dear California Air Resources Board,

We are seeing the effects of severe climate catastrophe playing out before our eyes, with terrifying changes coming sooner than we anticipated. Every day, I fear and mourn for the children who never had the chance to live lives untouched by the terrors of climate change and undeterred fossil fuel extraction. Hear our pleas for help and for action -- we need change now to protect our children from suffering.

Californians deserve clean air and a future beyond oil and gas. We deserve clean transportation options that work for all of our communities.

But the draft 2022 Scoping Plan is a huge step backward for California, doubling down on fossil fuel infrastructure at a time when we need to be phasing out fossil fuels. California can do so much better than this.

In this year’s Scoping Plan, we have an opportunity to commit California to bold action. I am calling on you include the following as priorities in the 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan:

1. A full, coordinated phase out of fossil fuels, with targets for oil refining by 2045, oil and gas extraction by 2035, and a clean electric grid by 2035.

2. Accelerate and scale up investments in clean vehicles and mass transit for working class Californians.

3. Eliminate reliance on climate policy dead ends like Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) on polluting fuel sources.

Will you help California achieve our climate goals by including the priorities above in this year’s Scoping Plan?

Hopeful and desperate for a safe climate future,

Jasmine Ripoyla

Sacramento, CA

 


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-16 18:14:57

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