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Comment 542 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameKaren
Last NameAshikeh
AffiliationEarth Neighborhood Productions
SubjectCarbon Capture

In discussions of Global warming and environment I hear reports of the "important research" going on at the Lawrence Livermore Labs where "innovations" in Carbon Capture technology is supposed to take place. Unless this tech they propose to use is "really new" and really works, it should not replace known and effective methods, at this time. It is too expensive in cost and energy use to be used at this time. 

I have always been doubtful and would caution regulators to consider both the expense of such methods and look for PROVEN evidence that these methods or Carbon Capture and Storage, work in new, efficient and effective ways, before giving them priority over known methods, such as soil improvement by cover cropping, reforestation and change to clean energy systems,  changes like electric cars and public transport that is green, instead of millions of cars on the roads every day. People need to change how they live, not store our never-ending pollution under-ground in an earthquake state, like California. A couple of shakes and the carbon is in the air again.

Tried, true and helpful with food production, minimal energy inputs and resulting in long term usefulness, like better food and reforested area protections, clean reliable transportation and a reliable grid production for sharing the benefits and reducing neighborhood pollution in frontline communities, should be our immediate focus. Anything that prolongs the problem of burning fossil fuels, is not the answer for now.  To continue to burn fossil fuels, instead of finding wind power and solar, geothermal or other clean power, for now, is a mistake. 

Thank you for your VERY close look at what and how this proposal for Carbon Capture is a workable investment and certain to be a great help, for our immediate future.

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-23 06:38:02

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