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Comment 100 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameEmily
Last NameSkehan
SubjectCARB must take bolder action to meet the climate emergency

Dear Board members,

I am a concerned CA resident writing to urge you to amend the draft scoping plan to take much bolder action to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, pursue a just transition, and meet the moment with real urgency. 

I ask the Board to instruct staff to revise the preferred alternative so that it puts as much effort and resources into the next eight to ten years as possible.  “Net-zero” and “carbon neutrality” have devolved into greenwashing tropes repeated by major polluters and polluting countries that are dragging their feet. If California, a putative world leader in climate mitigation, frames its ambition in terms of “achieving carbon neutrality in 2045,” we will become complicit with the many other countries that are waffling on their voluntary nationally determined contributions. 

If California does everything it can to accomplish what the IPCC AR6 Workgroup III on mitigation says is necessary to limit warming to 1.5°C, we can have a massive positive effect around the world. 

The scoping plan should provide a path to achieve 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2030,  speed up the renewable electricity requirements of SB 100 from 60 percent to 100 percent in 2030,  increasing the 40 percent goal of the cap and trade program to 80 percent, and requiring all new light duty vehicle sales to be ZEV by 2025 and supporting this with relevant policies.

Please allow California to remain a leader in responding to the climate crisis. 







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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-23 14:34:26

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