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Comment 226 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameEllyn
Last NameDooley
Email AddressEllynjd@comcast.net
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Subjectneed to strengthen the 2022 Scoping Plan
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I am writing to urge you to strengthen and improve the Draft 2022 Scoping Plan Update. On Tuesday our family came close to evacuation for a wildfire a couple of miles away.  We live in an urban community and though on a hillside, hadn't truly expected to be victims of a fire.  Fortunately, the fire was contained and the weather conditions kept it from spreading.  This is urgent.  it is our last decade to make significant and meaningful changes in our transportation, energy, building, and other major infrastructure to prevent an irreversible climate catastrophe.  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 earlier than 2045. It is ridiculously 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 and is the most critical agency that can lead us 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. 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 consideration.


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-24 11:18:42

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