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Comment 310 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameRebecca
Last NameFranke
Email Addressbekka@sonic.net
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SubjectCARB 2022 Scoping Plan Must be Accelerated
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The Scoping Plan must lay a path for moving more rapidly to renewable energy and zero emissions. Selecting the Alternative 3 pathway means continuing investments in natural gas (aka methane, a highly damaging climate pollutant) which do not make sense as our climate crisis worsens. It is the opposite of the policy I am pursuing as an individual; financing over a number of years the capability to finally go off gas and fully electrify my home by 2023 or at latest 2024. My action contrasts with CARB's Alternative 3 recommendation that gas appliances continue to be used until their end of life. This approach prolongs the use of gas and its infrastructure. I am fortunate to be able to afford replacing my appliances. Other Californians should be assisted to do likewise through aggressive regulatory and incentive programs. Otherwise, we as a state will be committed to gas, and its harmful health and climate effects, for decades more, into the second half of the 21st centry. For CARB to continue to rely on, and actually encourage, fossil fuel infrastructure makes it increasingly difficult to ultimately move beyond it.

Finally, please do focus on ending our dependency on oil and gas and not encouraging their continued existence through such technologies as carbon capture and storage.

Thank you.


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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-20 19:16:12

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