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Comment 40 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameLandon
Last NameBrand
Email Addresslbrand32@gmail.com
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SubjectStop sourcing oil from the Amazon (2022 California Climate Change Scoping Plan)
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Climate change is the single biggest issue facing us right now. It's hard to think in the longterm, but if we are concerned about the fate of the billions of californians who will inherit this world from us, we should be very concerned about climate change.

California's crude oil use causes global demand for crude oil to increase. Part of this demand increase is now causing us to use oil sourced from the Amazon rainforest, one of earth's most important carbon sinks. While any crude oil usage is bad, this crude oil is even worse due to the damage it causes to the rainforest. We must prevent California based oil refineries from using this "double whammy" crude oil that is destroying the planet even faster.

We should create policy to prevent california refineries from using crude oil from indigenous land (especially in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest). Further, we should hasten California's shift to electric vehicles and public transit through any means we can. This is a key issue of our time and as a California tax payer I would be proud to help end the climate crisis even if it means my taxes or the cost of goods I consume increases.

I hope you consider the fate of all future Californians when discussing these policies, and opt for a route that maximizes our chances in the climate crisis.


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-23 10:39:18

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