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Comment 30 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameJill
Last NameSherman-Warne
AffiliationHoopa Valley Tribe
SubjectDraft Scoping Plan

First as a tribal representative I find it offensive that a tribe would be required to submit comment as a part of the public process. This substantiates that CARB failed to provide meaning full consultation government to government for the draft scoping plan and ask that such consultation as required by CA Executive Order  B-10-11 and ask that CARB work with the Governors Tribal Advisor to ensure tribes are engaged and provided meaningful consultation. 

Secondly, this draft Scoping Plan mentions tribes less than 6 times. In fact it even claims on page 31 to have received input from tribes during public meetings in June 2021 but this claims fails to provide proof or formal comment provided by tribes. This claim is at minimum disingenuous. In fact it was not until February of 2022 that a tribal representative, as required by law, to the EJAC. 

Thirdly, this document fails to appropriately consider to determine the impacts to tribal and rural communities which are typically operating on isolated utility systems which both alienates and burdens them disproportionally in meetings state goals for 2030 and 2045. It also often leaves them out of opportunities for investment program often due to failing utility systems. Carbon neutrality is much more difficult for tribal communities engaged in subsistence life ways. 

Finally, with the release of the draft on May 10 there was no effort to engage tribes and there  are no tribal meetings planned to specifically engage tribes in a meaningful way unless tribes are expected to participate in public meetings which again does not meet the expectations of CA Executive Order B-10-11. 

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-23 09:48:45

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