For the every bit of these environmental laws being relaxed, Texas will be even more lax (the governer and mayors of municipalities there go state to state in the Midwest poaching companies to come to Texas by promising tax abatements, the lax regulations also help). California can’t win a race to the bottom. They should instead bring back and hold onto medium and high value added the way Germany does, especially in fields we attract immigrants in.
Well thousands of jobs for the unskilled sounds like manufacturing. Probably textile. The Liberals have already filled colleges with white collar administrative jobs (pushing tuition higher to pay for it all) so that is out.