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Comment 356 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameDavid
Last NamePage
Email Addressdalpage5@gmail.com
Affiliationretired member Local 1021, SEIU
Subject2022 Scoping Plan
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Dear Chair Randolph and Board members,
 
I'm writing about the 2022 Climate Change Draft Scoping Plan.
 
I strongly recommend the Air Resources Board include the following changes in the draft document:
 
  1. Invest $70 billion in state and federal funds annually in renewable energy, energy efficiency, infrastructure, manufacturing, and organic and ecological agriculture;

  2. Establish a California Equitable Transition Fund to provide safety nets for displaced fossil fuel workers and support communities to maintain and expand critical services;

  3. Fund a robust public sector including public education and universal healthcare;

  4. Require pro-worker policies for all public investments such as the right to organize a union through card check, as well as targeted and local hire provisions for communities.

 
In addition, I also strongly recommend the following:
  1. A detailed plan for how the state can achieve its 2030 GHG reduction targets, as is required under AB32 and SB32.
  2. A plan for achieving carbon neutrality in 2045 that does not rely on unrealistic levels of carbon removal technology
  3. A plan for phasing out emissions from oil refineries that won't result in increased air pollution from CCS and increased oil exports as California reduces demand for oil
David Page, Palo Alto

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-21 13:54:34

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