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Comment 325 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameRowyn
Last NameMcDonald
SubjectWe must do better

I commend the Scoping Plan's commitment to an interagency planning process for a supply-side phasedown of oil refining.  This is a huge step forward from the state’s exclusive focus on demand reduction.  However, there must be robust and immediate follow-through on that commitment to refinery phasedown.  We need to address the growing export by California refiners of their excess production of gasoline, diesel, and other petroleum fuels, and the pollution produced by that refining for export.  
Independent assessment shows that if we curb pollution from refining for export, we could cut up to one-third of our total petroleum emissions, and simultaneously reduce in-state oil drilling and oil imports, without any risk whatsoever to our in-state fuel supply.

Additionally, the current draft relies heavily on economic modeling that inadequately incorporates health and equity concerns and privileges dubious carbon removal technologies (CCS) which perpetuate harms to environmental justice communities.  These areas of weakness will undermine the  achievement of real carbon neutrality.

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-12-15 10:06:00

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