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Cortez Masto legislation protecting Lake Tahoe, Ruby Mountains clear key committee hurdle

Office of US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
May 17, 2023

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) passed legislation to protect Lake Tahoe and Nevada’s Ruby Mountains through the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today. Her bipartisan, bicameral legislation to extend the authorization of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act will help deliver more federal funding to Lake Tahoe to support environmental protection and habitat restoration programs. Her Ruby Mountains Protection Act prohibits oil and gas development in the pristine Ruby Mountains. Both bills will now advance to the full Senate for consideration.

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