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US District Court Upholds Tahoe Regional Plan

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

The Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore sued the agency over an update to the Tahoe Regional Plan.  

They argued that the plan, which passed in 2012, would intensify development around the lake and harm the environment.  

US District Judge John Mendez ruled against the environmental groups’ claims. TRPA says the court's decision could not have come at a more critical time.

It says environmental restorations will accelerate under the new plan.

Earthjustice, which represents the environmental groups, says the court’s decision will result in more urbanization without ensuring effective storm water runoff controls are in place. 

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Amy Quinton

Former Environment Reporter

Amy came to Sacramento from New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) where she was Environment Reporter. Amy has also reported for NPR member stations WFAE in Charlotte, WAMU in Washington D.C. and American Public Media's "Marketplace."  Read Full Bio 

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