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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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Lake Tahoe Water Pollution Case is Filed


On November 21st, 2008, the League to Save Lake Tahoe filed a lawsuit against the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) on its recently passed Shorezone Ordinance. The ordinance provides for an unprecedented level of shorezone development including more than 1,800 additional buoys and 138 new piers. The resulting additional motor boat use would lead to a major increase in pollution, increased risk of invasive species introductions, greatly elevated noise levels, and other impacts to the fragile shores of Lake Tahoe.

In order to protect Lake Tahoe from degradation, the League had no choice but to initiate litigation. We seek a plan that protects the sensitive waters of Lake Tahoe by balancing any increases in development with mitigation measures that can realistically be expected to offset environmental impacts, while assuring proper maintenance of both new and existing boats, piers, and buoys.

Thank you for your continued support to “Keep Tahoe Blue” with special thanks to those of you who have taken the opportunity over the last several years to voice your opinions to the TRPA regarding the detrimental effects these new Shorezone regulations will have on the Lake that we are working so hard to protect. We will keep you updated as the lawsuit moves forward.

Thank you.

Click here to view our press statement and the legal complaint. http://www.keeptahoeblue.org/pdfs/szone_pr_11-08.pdf

Click here to visit our website for more information on the Shorezone Plan.
http://www.keeptahoeblue.org/campaigns/Shorezone.php

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