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Comment 272 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NamePatricia
Last NameBlevins
SubjectCalifornia Climate Change Scoping Plan

I am concerned that California consumes nearly 50% of all oil exports from the Amazon globally (nearly 1 in 9 gallons pumped in-state on average).

l am calling on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to stop being complicit in driving new oil drilling in the Amazon and I am asking CARB  to regulate refineries’ crude oil sources and volumes.

I am asking CARB to require California refineries to ensure that they are not sourcing crude oil from regions where there are human rights violations and to require refineries to ensure that they will not source crude from areas of new drilling in the Amazon.

As extraction communities in California and Indigenous communities both face ongoing oil spills and pollution, it’s important that the state doesn’t rely on increasing domestic production in order to reduce its use of Amazon crude. We need a just and sustainable future that doesn’t involve fossil fuel expansion at home or in the Amazon.

CARB must ensure that stronger policies are in place  to end California complicity in new oil drilling in the Amazon once and for all.

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-20 14:35:45

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