Annual July 4th tradition is sparking controversy

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Updated: 3/27/2014 3:42 pm
STATELINE, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The annual tradition of 4th of July fireworks is sparking controversy.
A lawsuit was filed claiming the celebration is in violation of the Clean Water Act. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority will be holding an emergency meeting on Thursday regarding the lawsuit, and it may end in the firework show's termination.

Many locals are not happy with the possibility of a cancellation, and the public is invited to attend the 4 p.m. meeting at the LTVA Executive Conference Room, located at 169 Highway 50 in Stateline.
Check in later for highlights of the meeting.

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Kramer - 3/28/2014 1:03 PM
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There needs to be better information, that is, an Informed Decision... so don't leap to a false conclusion. The lawsuit filers stated they just want the "Authority" to initiate a Permit, that's all. & I'm wondering where the Labor Day fireworks "tradition" got started? I thought it was about picnics and such. Tourism, that's the motivation.

SparksB2 - 3/27/2014 5:07 PM
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The reporter covering the meeting was horrible. She said "now" before every sentence. Stumbling, bumbling. Channel 4 needs more professional reporters.

Paladin - 3/27/2014 2:03 PM
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OK what little debri there is, is like dropping a BB into a vessel the size of Mackie Stadium. The impact is beyond miniscule. But let them spend tens of thousands of $$$ studying it. Not much different than the climate change extremists that think the very miniscule things we do to the air causes cataclysmic change to the global climate. HOG WASH!!

Kramer - 3/27/2014 1:49 PM
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'bout time somebody noticed the fallout from the fireworks show. Maybe it was OK once 'cause of the forest fire hazard, but we need to know if it is impacting the clarity of the lake, or not. The event likely will get a band-aid from the Chamber

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