I’m a retired teacher, homeowner,
parent, and volunteer climate activist from San Diego. The pace
with which CARB, California, the nation, and the world is
addressing the reduction of greenhouse gases is FAR TOO SLOW to
address the true nature of the climate emergency. The more I
witness and learn about what I see us doing to our world, the more
alarmed I become. I urge you to make the CARB scoping plan big and
bold to match the magnitude of the crisis. Specifically, I request
that the plan allow no new investments in fossil fuel drilling or
piping, promote greater investment in renewables, including a build
out of rooftop solar, call for carbon neutrality by 2035 as
Governor Newsom has asked, not 2045, and focus heavily on a fast
transition to transit-based transportation and zero-emission
vehicles of all classes.
We need to phase out gas distribution and gas appliances as
soon as possible, no later than 2045, and not promote carbon
capture and storage as they are unproven and give the fossil fuel
industry an excuse to keep drilling, piping, and polluting. WE ARE
RUNNING OUT OF TIME.
Please plan accordingly!