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Comment 334 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameMargie
Last NameLewis
SubjectFinal 2022 Scoping Plan

  Margie Lewis CBE member

 I’m here today because I believe that all Californians should live cancer, asthma and pollution free. I believe in a California where everyone has the ability to breathe clean air and water – and knows that our children and generations to come will be able to do the same. To achieve this I want a commitment from CARB members to: 

1.)  Make EJAC a permanent part of the scoping plan implementation process because California’s frontline communities must be centered in Scoping Plan implementation and the best way to do that is to make sure they have a seat at the table via a permanent EJAC. 

2.)   We need a dedicated rulemaking process for Carbon Capture and Street permitting that ensures that CCS projects and energy transition don’t increase air or water pollution in overburdened communities already hit hardest by pollution. 

3.)   NO CCS on refineries or gas power plants at all.  California needs to invest in renewable energy, not dirty hydrogen, polluting biofuels, or carbon capture that locks in oil and gas infrastructure. 

4.)  Reform the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to improve the health of communities and stop corporate grifters from profiting off of public subsidies. We need to ensure that climate-warming methane is regulated directly, production of fuels like dairy biogas that pollute communities aren’t subsidized, and credits aren’t given to polluters that already received state subsidies for the same so-called emissions reductions. 

4. I do want to thank the Board’s leadership in improving the final scoping plan. But, this climate plan still includes

sky-high targets for carbon capture and storage which will endanger Californians.

      a.  I want to appreciate the Board’s creation of a planning space for an oil refinery phasedown for California; cutting VMT targets to lead to more mass transit; and saying no to new gas plants and setting strong interim targets for winding down gas power plants 

      b. But I also want to be clear that:

            i. CCS is a fossil fuel greenwashing tool that will extend the life of polluting oil and gas in California. 

            ii. And CCS on refineries and gas power plants will just keep those harmful polluters online. 

5. I urge the Board to continue listening to the voices of frontline Californians a safe and healthy future will be determined by staff and Board decisions.










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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-12-15 11:00:07

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