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June 11, 2013 | In the News: Lake Tahoe News

Nevada fails to protect Lake Tahoe

Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed SB 229 into law, repealing legislation that would have withdrawn the state of Nevada from the Lake Tahoe bi-state Compact, a federally approved agreement intended to provide regional protection of the Lake’s stunning natural features. The law, however, severely weakens the Tahoe Regional Protection Agency’s authority to protect Lake Tahoe by requiring that it consider economic factors in land-use planning, thereby giving development and environmental protection of the Lake equal weight.