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Comment 271 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameNora
Last NamePrivitera
Email Addressnoraprivitera@comcast.net
Affiliation350 Bay Area Action
SubjectStop Approving New Oil and Gas Wells!
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We are in the midst of a global climate crisis that threatens every species on Earth.  It is caused by our greenhouse gas emissions, the vast majority of which are produced by the fossil fuel industry.  In the face of this looming catastrophe, which will render our planet uninhabitable to large portions of our populations, it is absolutely insane to approve any new fossil fuel infrastructure.  It is, in fact, long past time to reduce and phase out all oil production over the next ten to fifteen years.

Furthermore, CARB's scoping plan envisions sourcing crude oil from the Amazon, the one area of the planet that has the most potential for sequestering carbon and preventing climate catastrophe.  So on top of exacerbating the climate crisis, the current scoping plan depends on tactics that will make California complicit in the further destruction of the Amazon rain forest and in violations of indigenous rights in that region.  

This is antithetical to the values that California espouses.  In addition, it is tantamount to condemning California to climate chaos.  

We are already seeing the consequences of our poor decision-making in the climate changes that have already happened.  We are now in a 1200-year drought, our water sources are depleted, and we are facing a hot, dangerous wildfire season.  The last 5 years have seen our worst wildfires in California history.  

CARB must not ignore this evidence and approve more destructive oil infrastructure at a time of mounting crisis.  What CARB does today will impact generations to come.  Do NOT increase fossil fuel infrastructure, and DO NOT import crude oil from the Amazon.  

To do so would be disastrous to our future.

 

 


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-20 14:39:17

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