November 23, 2022--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--California environmental regulators released a tougher climate action roadmap on November 16 that, they said, would enable the state to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2045. The proposed plan slashes greenhouse gas emissions 85% and oil usage 94%, chiefly through new regulations and building codes that prohibit gas use. Regulators also estimate the plan would create 4 million new jobs. Under the final proposed 2022 Scoping Plan Update scenario developed by the <a href='https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/' target='_blank'>California Air Resources Board</a> (CARB) (Sacramento, California), the group said 'impacts to economic and job growth would be negligible in both 2035 and 2045.' However, the group also estimated that achieving the plan's targets would cost about $18 billion in 2035 and $27 billion in 2045.