Tahoe in Spotlight as Hundreds Gather for Summit

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
More Video...

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore says the cooperation that is helping to protect Lake Tahoe is a model for what can be accomplished in battling climate change.

Gore returned to the lake in the Sierra Nevada Monday, 16 years after he and former President Bill Clinton ushered in a new awareness on the need to protect Lake Tahoe's delicate ecosystem. He gave the keynote address at the 17th annual Tahoe Summit, held this year at Sand Harbor State Park.

Gore and Clinton attended the first forum held in 1997 that drew international attention to the lake straddling the Nevada-California line.

Since then, nearly $1.7 billion in public and private money has been spent on various projects to control runoff, combat invasive species and reduce air pollution.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 220260931 - kolotv.com/a?a=220260931
Gray Television, Inc.