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Comment 522 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameMichael
Last NameMartin
AffiliationUniversity of California, San Francisco
SubjectMore Action Needed to Accress the Climate Crisis

I am Michael J. Martin, MD, MPH, MBA, and I am from San Francisco, CA.

CARB is obligated to protect the public from air pollution and to develop strategies to fight climate change. The current draft does not do either of these.

Climate change world-wide public health crisis. We have only a short time frame to prevent the worst aspects of climate change from disrupting civilization. We must stop burning fossil fuels.

However, the draft plan proposes increasing gas-fired power generation. The fossil fuel industry wants California to give them billions of dollars in subsidies to explore the risky approach of carbon capture technology. At the same time, the fossil fuel industry plans to continue polluting.

I know first-hand the effects of living near oil drilling sites. Breathing in toxic gasses can have damaging health effects even in the short term. 

Please do all you can to reduce fossil fuel use in the state of California.

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-22 23:20:13

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