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MAJOR VICTORY FOR COMMUNITY
RIGHTS IN LAKE TAHOE CASE

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 environmental harm.

 
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.  
     

Tahoe Opinions, Briefs, and Other Materials -- click here.

Detailed Analysis of Court's Decision -- click here.

Lake Tahoe's Role in the Battle for Community Rights -- click here.

CRC Press Release on Tahoe Victory -- click here.  

Media Coverage on the Lake Tahoe decision -- click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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