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Comment 598 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameZaide Pasion
Last NameZaide Pasion
SubjectCARB Scoping Plan Recommendations

Hello everyone, my name is Zaide Pasion. I am a resident of Oxnard and I’m a youth leader with the non-profit CAUSE. And I’m speaking on the CARB Scoping Plan. I have traveled 400 miles from my EJ community, Oxnard, to speak at this meeting because Alternative 3 recommended by CARB, would allow all existing gas generators to be active, and add 10 GW by 2045. Majority of California’s 160 polluting gas plants are already located in EJ communities, and this would only further concentrate these gas plants in EJ communities such as my home, Oxnard; despite the fact my city has already been affected negatively by such gas-fired generators. My community, Oxnard, suffers from these gas plants; our families and friends continually develop respiratory problems from our polluted air. Oxnard has a 90th percentile for asthma rates. 

In the CARB Scoping Plan, I am asking the Board to make a plan for a full phaseout of fossil fuels by 2045. We must end oil extractions by 2035, phase out oil refining by 2045, phase out gas-fired power plants by 2035, eliminate gas appliances by 2030, and decommission the gas distribution system by 2045. Again, this is extremely important because solutions for a renewable future are here! We need to invest in these alternatives (such as solar and wind energy, and many more) before spending our money on harmful fuels and unproven technologies. Please ensure the health of our communities as your top priority by making these changes to the Scoping Plan. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-24 16:58:23

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