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Concerns About Napa County's Climate Action Plan (CAP)
on the web at: http://sodacanyonroad.org/forum.php?p=1532
Christina Benz | Jun 26, 2017

Concerns about Napa County's Climate Action Plan (CAP)
(see the plan and comments at http://www.countyofnapa.org/CAP/)

The CAP doesn't provide a path for meaningful emissions reductions because:

1. It isn't based on current climate science.

2. Its three top measures for reducing emissions are not seen as feasible by community stakeholders.

Napa needs and deserves a CAP that focuses on the following:

1. Reduction of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (methane, black carbon, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons) with measures such as the following:

2. Decarbonizing power and transportation

3. Reducing and mitigating loss of Carbon Sequestration during land use change in a realistic way

The proposed County Climate Action plan will allow the county to check off a General Plan "to do" item -- and that's all. Let's not waste our supervisor's time and tax dollars enacting measures that may be cost-prohibitive, unenforceable, and won't make a difference in reducing global warming. Lets not make residents and businesses pay for measures that won't make a difference.

We are Napa - we don't need to check off a box; we need to do what we're good at "thinking outside the box" and put in place REAL solutions to global warming.

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