CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 08, 1977
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(Studio) Dealing with problems of popularity of Lake Tahoe resort area on California-NV border has divided officials of 2 states.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Lake Tahoe, NV-California) Size of Lake Tahoe and its appeal as outdoor resort area noted. Critics say this is changing, due to gambling and growth on NV side of lake; they say it will soon be more like combination of Las Vegas and Miami Beach. Details of problems and conflict between 2 states administering area noted. California has stopped issuing building permits for its part of area. [Council for Logic spokesperson Terry TRUPP - says state zones land as forest area and leaves owners with no use for land, but still with tax bill and mortgage.] Assessment of future of Lake Tahoe's water is gloomy, according to scientists from University of California at Davis, who test it. [Tahoe research group spokesperson Bob LEONARD - notes continuing deterioration of water and no end in sight if development conts.] Officials in California and Nevada have been hoping that federal government might buy out some of private land, helping to solve problem, but Washington, DC source says they shouldn't count on it.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson