CA Sen. Ted Gaines talks Nevada SB 271, says TRPA has failed |

CA Sen. Ted Gaines talks Nevada SB 271, says TRPA has failed

SACRAMENTO, Calif/. and#8212; Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, released the following statement today regarding the Nevada Legislatureand#8217;s Senate Bill 271, a bill that would remove Nevada from the bi-state Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Compact:

and#8220;Protecting our environment and the health of Lake Tahoe is of critical importance. However, this bi-state effort has failed in its directed purpose, often leaving Tahoe Basin residents and businesses to suffer from stymied growth, crippling regulation and protracted litigation.

and#8220;This gridlock has brought Tahoeand#8217;s private business sector to a grinding halt. We need to put local residents before out-of-town attorneys. I commend the Nevada Legislature for recognizing the dysfunction, stepping up to the plate and taking action.

and#8220;Lake Tahoe is not only an environmental beauty, but a critical part of Californiaand#8217;s economy. By ensuring the Lakeand#8217;s future health along with recognizing the areaand#8217;s economic realities, we can assure our future generations that they will be able to continue to enjoy one of Californiaand#8217;s national treasures.and#8221;

Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento and Sierra counties.

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