U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez found the lawsuit to have no merit and dismissed it entirely in April 2014, prompting the groups to appeal his ruling to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more HERE.
TRPA REGIONAL PLAN IN FEDERAL APPEALS COURT
TRPA this month defended its landmark 2012 Regional Plan to restore Lake Tahoe’s environment in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, presenting oral arguments against a lawsuit by the Sierra Club and the Friends of the West Shore organization.
“We are confident the court will find our Regional Plan is based on sound science, planning, and analysis. It represents the best path forward for TRPA to accomplish its mandate to restore Lake Tahoe’s environment and make our communities more sustainable,” said Joanne S. Marchetta, executive director at TRPA.
Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore filed their lawsuit against the Regional Plan shortly after the TRPA Governing Board adopted it in December 2012.