KINGS BEACH, LAKE TAHOE – Today at the 27th annual Lake Tahoe Summit, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) highlighted the need to continue protecting the Lake Tahoe Basin from the effects of climate change. The summit brought together local, state, federal, and private entities from Nevada and California with the shared goal of preserving Lake Tahoe under this year’s theme, “Protecting Lake Tahoe: Sustainability and Stewardship in the Face of Climate Crisis.”
“Lake Tahoe is a critical part of our region’s environment and our state’s economic success,” said Senator Rosen. “With the heightened effects of the climate crisis impacting Lake Tahoe, it’s critical that we keep working to protect this natural wonder now more than ever. I was glad to be a part of this important discussion, and I remain committed to taking bipartisan action to preserve this magnificent national treasure.”
Senator Rosen has been a champion for federal funding that protects Lake Tahoe. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and the Nevada Congressional delegation in introducing the bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reauthorize the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act to fund environmental protection efforts and habitat restoration programs. Senator Rosen also helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars to support climate action in Nevada and $4 billion to combat drought in Western states through the Inflation Reduction Act. She also helped write and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which provided $17 million in federal funding for the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act.