Anger at Calif. fuels Tahoe bill debate in Nev.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Frustration over tough land use regulations over things like fallen pine needles and tinted windows fueled a war words against California and Lake Tahoe regulators as a Nevada Senate committee debated a bill to withdraw from a decades-old compact governing the scenic basin that straddles the two states.
Under SB271, Nevada would secede from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and assume regulatory duties for lands in the Tahoe Basin within the state’s boundaries.
Backers of the bill called the TRPA a broken entity and California the “big bully in the school lunch room.”
But opponents Friday told the Senate Committee on Government Affairs that withdrawing from the compact would make it impossible to keep Tahoe blue.
They called for a renewed commitment between the states to reconcile differences.