On Wednesday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the final draft of its 2022 Scoping Plan for Achieving Carbon Neutrality (Scoping Plan) to satisfy the five-year update requirements of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. CARB began seeking public input on the Scoping Plan update in June 2021, holding a series of workshops focused on specific sectors such as energy, natural and working lands, and transportation to inform development of a draft that was released in May of this year.  

The Scoping Plan provides the state’s roadmap for reaching its greenhouse gas emission reduction goals through a variety of carbon reduction and sequestration strategies. RCRC provided comments on the May draft Scoping Plan, focusing on the draft’s provisions for forest resilience, reducing methane in landfills, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and viability in rural communities, and the Williamson Act program. CARB will hear the final draft Scoping Plan at its December 15-16, 2022 meeting for approval. For more information, including full text of the Scoping Plan, see CARB’s website.  

For more information, contact RCRC Senior Policy Advocate Staci Heaton