Sandoval meets with Jerry Brown to talk TRPA, energy

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE

Governor Brian SandovalCARSON CITY – Governor Brian Sandoval was to meet with California Governor Jerry Brown this morning to talk about the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and renewable energy production in Nevada.

The meeting, which has been scheduled for several weeks, was to focus on Lake Tahoe. Both Sandoval and Brown have been discussing the management of the Tahoe Basin since the 2011 Tahoe Summit. Today’s face-to-face meeting was to continue discussions on issues facing Lake Tahoe and TRPA.

While in Sacramento, Sandoval also planned to meet with State Senator Fran Pavley from California’s 27th State Senate District on Lake Tahoe and TRPA. Pavley is the sponsor of California’s SB 630, which would remove California from the TRPA.

“Nevada and California have a long history of collaboration, beginning with Governors Reagan and Laxalt, and as we move forward on a new management plan for the Tahoe Basin, it is critical that both states have an open dialogue,” Sandoval said. “Regional partnerships are important for both states. While responsible management of the Tahoe Basin is a priority, we also share common interests in renewable energy production in Nevada and its transmission.”

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