I urge you to reject the proposed Alternative 3 scoping plan and
Set a deadline of 2035 to stop allowing sales of gasoline
vehicles and stop oil and gas drilling.
Ban all new gas power plants and phase out current fossil fuel
power plants. It's already cheaper to build renewable energy than
to build new gas power plants. With the money spent to build new
gas power plants, we could build an equivalent amount of renwable
energy and have enough left over to invest in storage!
Reject the false solutions of biogas and carbon capture and
storage. These cause continuing and increasing environmental
injustice and fail to meet the promise of reducing greenhouse
Biogas perpetuates the reliance on methane -- a potent
greenhouse gas that always leaks.
CCS increases pollution in local communities because it requires
more energy use. Public money spent on CCS is often wasted because
projects are abandoned as unfeasible and/or fail to remove as much
CO2 as promised.
Instead, use the resources currently planned for these false
solutions to rapidly expand clean public transportation and
renewable energy, and to subsidize investments in energy efficiency
and the conversion to all-electric buildings in a way that is
equitable for middle- and lower-income households.