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Comment 283 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameIan
Last NameMoore
Email Addressianm@mailbox.org
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SubjectNo carbon capture! Phase out oil by 2035! Fund bike lanes and transit instead.
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Dear CARB,

As a California voter and human being, I'm concerned with the 2022 climate change scoping plan. We need a stronger response. We need a full coordinated phase out of fossil fuels. We need to stop refining oil, and we need to do this soon. 2035 is the latest we can be burning oil, and the longer we wait to take, the more difficulties we will have.

CARB's policies are a driving force across this nation, and I believe that a stronger plan will lead to a stronger America, one where we do not rely on foreign powers for our energy consumption. One where the poor are not forced to inhale toxic smog and exhaust because their neighborhoods happen to be near an interstate.

Carbon Capture is a distraction. It is a risky bet pushed by oil companies that are seeking to preserve their fortunes. What if we took that money and instead funneled it into public transit, subsidies for electric bikes, and walkable neighborhoods.

My local transit operator, AC Transit recently purchased a few hydrogen powered busses. They're a joy to ride, fast, quiet, comfortable. They don't disrupt neighborhoods with noise or exhaust. But we only have a few of them, and my local bus lines here in Oakland don't run frequently or late enough, forcing many people, myself included to own a car. I am convinced that replacing our gas burning fleet with EV and hydrogen busses and expanding service will do far more for the climate and the air than a carbon capture facility ever could.

Thank you for taking the time to read my comments,

--Ian


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-20 15:43:03

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