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Comment 52 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameEvan
Last NameElias
Email Addresseeliasmail@yahoo.com
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SubjectCA Air Resources Board's Scoping Plan
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The CARB Scoping Plan is not an acceptable plan in light of the urgency of the issue. The plan would not meet the goals set forth by Governor Gavin Newsom. The Newsom administartion has set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2035, and to take immediate steps to decrease fossil fuel supply and demand.

The CARB Scoping Plan fails to meet either of these goals. This plan would not lead to carbon neutrality until 2045, and there are no immediate steps to reduce air pollution. Instead of phasing out fossil fuels, it calls for continued investments in fossil fuel infrastructure. Expanding gas-fired power plants, and continuing public subsidies for ineffective carbon capture and storage is just more of the same. It's a plan that just kicks the can farther down the road. It is a poor plan that does not effectively address the severity of the present climate crisis.

The CARB needs a plan that is going to set California on the path to a sustainable future. We need to phase out fossil fuels as quickly as possible and shift to renewable energy sources. And this needs to happen now. We are all living in a state, and a world, that is getting hotter and hotter. We are experiencing more droughts, and more fires, and more extreme weather- all consequences of climate change. I urge the CARB not to stick their heads in the sand.

Please bring back a new CARB plan that addresses the urgency of the moment, and shows the courage and leadership that California is famous for. Give us a new CARB plan that makes California a leader in addressing and mobilizing to change global warming.

Sincerely,

Evan Elias


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-23 10:48:34

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