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Comment 86 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameJennifer
Last NameHo
Email Addressthequickfall@gmail.com
Affiliation
SubjectStrengthen the Draft Scoping Plan Update
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Growing up in Los Angeles, I developed asthma and respiratory illnesses despite no family history. I can smell the pollution in the air when I go outside. I would like to see rapid reduction in emissions and better health outcomes for our communities.

 

I am writing to urge you to strengthen and improve the Draft 2022 Scoping Plan Update. Scientists have increasingly raised the alarm that this decade is our last chance to make significant and meaningful changes in our transportation, energy, building, and other major infrastructure to prevent an irreversible climate catastrophe, which is why I am disappointed that the Draft Scoping Plan fails to accelerate the targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 or to achieve carbon neutrality no sooner than 2045. It is simply not good enough to meet the urgency of the climate crisis and the desperate need for bold actions. CARB must achieve a more ambitious Scoping Plan that leads to an accelerated pathway to carbon neutrality so that the state’s 40 million residents and future generations of Californians can live in and thrive in a cleaner and healthier environment.

 

I strongly urge the California Air Resources Board to adopt a more ambitious plan on how our state will combat the most catastrophic impacts of climate change in the crucial years ahead. To accomplish this, CARB must improve the Draft Scoping Plan by:

 

- Accelerating a phase-out of oil and gas extraction and oil refining;

-Not making any more investment in fossil fuel infrastructure;

-Eliminating or significantly reducing our reliance on unproven and costly technologies to prolong polluting fuel sources;

-Pursuing more robust transportation sector targets; and

-Decarbonizing buildings.

 

The escalating climate crisis demands that CARB adopts a more ambitious Scoping Plan, one with the vision and conviction to provide the solutions that are needed to overcome the crisis that we face.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

Jennifer H.

Los Angeles, CA


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-23 13:25:37

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