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Comment 167 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameRebecca
Last NameShirley
SubjectPrioritize clean energy

I am unable to attend this very important meeting, but want my voice heard regarding actions taken to address climate change. Living in Santa Rosa, it is beyond clear that climate change is happening more rapidly than scientists could have predicted. My concern is that the decision makers are not acting with the urgency that is called for. Goals of 2040 and 2050 are too late; we must set goals for no later than 2035. To name just a few, fossil fuels, methane, agricultural practices, transportation, need to be immediately addressed and prioritized. As a private citizen, there is only so much I can do - drive less, grow food, buy local, support local organic farmers, divest from fossil fuels, compost, reduce waste and plastic use, buy used. I am doing all that I can, all that know of, and change my behaviors when I know more.

Now, we need our leaders to prioritize the climate, and make decisions with the necessary urgency. Support the actions that we are doing individually, educate those of us who are not yet, and take actions that will add up to reverse climate change. Invest in CLEAN ENERGY. Train people in CLEAN ENERGY, and do so with a goal no later than 2035. Or how about 2030?

Time is running out. I'm doing my part, and now I need you to do yours.

Thank you,

Rebecca Shirley, Santa Rosa, CA

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-17 11:48:15

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