- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is trying to decide whether to go forward with its annual Fourth of July fireworks show in the face of a lawsuit that says the spent explosives are polluting the lake in violation of the Clean Water Act.

The agency scheduled an emergency meeting in Stateline late Thursday afternoon to consider ending its sponsorship of the holiday tradition that helps attract an estimated 100,000 people to the alpine lake each summer.

Joseph and Joan Truxler of Zephyr Cove filed the suit in federal court in Sacramento in November against the LCVA and the California-based Pyro Spectaculars North.

They say they only want to protect the lake and have no intention of trying to halt the fireworks, only require the proper permitting and cleanup.

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