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LTVA Responds to Fireworks Lawsuit

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The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority says a lawsuit calling for $75-million in fines and violations of the Clean Water Act is totally unnecessary.

The suit was filed in response to the fireworks displays at Lake Tahoe that happen on the Fourth of July and Labor Day.

Joseph and Joan Truxler filed the suit against the LTVA back in November.

They say the suit is not intended to stop the fireworks altogether, but they're frustrated by --what they say -- is the failure to protect the lake from debris and chemical pollutants.

In response the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority released a statement saying in part: "It's disappointing they were more interested in a penalty and litigation than working with us. Unfortunately, this could jeopardize these events."

Officials with the LTVA say they work with several agencies - from the process of obtaining permits to cleaning up after the fireworks.

They say they have always been responsible, engaged and committed to stewardship of the lake.

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