The Supreme Court on April 22 agreed with CRC's position
and upheld a building moratoria put in place to protect
Lake Tahoe from pollution, rejecting a takings challenge
brought by more than 400 Tahoe property owners. The
ruling is a major victory that preserves the ability
of local governments to protect fragile resources from
CRC filed a brief in the Tahoe case on behalf
of the nation's governors, mayors and other state and
local officials. The case is Tahoe-Sierra Preservation
Council v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
Detailed Analysis of Court's Decision -- click
Lake Tahoe's Role in the Battle for Community Rights -- click
CRC Press Release on Tahoe Victory -- click
Media Coverage on the Lake Tahoe decision -- click
Supreme Court Opinion
To read the opinion in PDF format, click here.
Supreme Court Briefs (in PDF format)
Amicus Brief Prepared by CRC for the State and Local Legal Center Supporting Respondents
Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondents
Brief of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Brief of the American Planning Association and National Trust for Historic Preservation
Unofficial Transcript of Oral Argument -- click here.
Proceedings before the Ninth Circuit
To read a summary of the Ninth Circuit's ruling, click here.
To read the brief CRC filed on behalf of IMLA, click here (PDF format). For an HTML version, click here.
To read CRC's press release hailing the victory in the Ninth Circuit, click here.