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Comment 4 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameMary
Last NameWilliams
Email Addresselias.williams1@gmail.com
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SubjectThe proposed CARB Scoping Plan is inadequate
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My name is Mary L. Williams and I am a pediatric dermatologist on the faculty of the University of California San Francisco.  I am writing to urge you not to adopt the proposed CARB Scoping Plan, which is grossly inadequate to address the looming public health crisis of climate change. The science is clear, we have a terrifying short time to stop burning fossil fuels - its imperative that we do not continue to invest in fossil fuel infrastructures.  Yet, the Draft Scoping Plan calls for increasing gas-fired power generation by 10 gigawatts, and relies on unproves technologies for emission reductions.  This is a step backwards.  The fossil fuel industry wants billions of our tax dollars to subsidize risky technologies that will allow them to continue to pollute.  The human costs of air pollution are immense - it damages the developing brains of our babies, triggers asthma and eczema in children and adults, and increases cardiac deaths in our seniors, to name just a few of the consequences of pollution from fossil fuel combustion. The CALGEM Scientific Advisory Panel has clearly stated that the most effective way to protect the public's health is to stop production of new wells and phase out all of the existing oil and gas infrastructure.  For the sake of current and future generations of Californians, I urge you to reject the proposed Scoping Plan.  Thank you.



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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-23 08:07:21

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