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Nevada withdraws threat to leave Tahoe Compact

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada is no longer threatening to pull out of the Tahoe Compact with California.

The Assembly voted 40-1 Friday to pass SB229. The bill was ushered through the Legislature after Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and California Gov. Jerry Brown announced an agreement to protect Lake Tahoe's delicate ecosystem while also considering the economy when making land use decisions.

The bill repeals a law passed by the 2011 Legislature that paved the way for Nevada to exit the Tahoe Compact created in the late 1960s to regulate development and oversee environmental controls in the Tahoe Basin that straddles Nevada and California.

A regional plan approved in December of last year helped ease some of the concerns that led Nevada to pass the withdraw threat two years ago.