Lawsuit a Major Step Backward for Lake Tahoe

TRPA CONFIDENT COURTS WILL UPHOLD REGIONAL PLAN

Stateline, NV – A lawsuit was filed in federal district court today against the first significant update to environmental protection standards at Lake Tahoe since 1987, a move that rolls back the clock nearly that far on efforts to restore the Lake’s fragile ecosystem, according to the bi-state Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), the defendant in the case.

The plaintiffs, the Sierra Club and the Friends of the West Shore, filed suit against the widely supported updates to the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan that were approved by the TRPA Governing Board in December following an extensive bi-state consultation process.

Media_Release_RPU_Litigation_2-11-13

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