Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Sierra Club v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (9th Cir. - Nov. 2, 2016)

You see a lot of "Keep Tahoe Blue" bumper stickers around California.  For good reason.  It's an awesome place.  It's a lake that's less "blue" now than it was 50 years ago, and that may well become increasingly green -- and that's "green" in a bad way -- as time progresses due to human activity and its effects on the lake.

Judge Schroeder waxes poetic about the lake, its beauty, and the dangers that surround keeping the water pristine.  But, in the end, the Sierra Club loses.  Indeed, even has to pay costs to the other side.

Let's hope the Lake fares better in the future than the Club did today.