"The battle between the environment and business was really joined at Lake Tahoe in the 1970s. We've only recently learned to cooperate." - Steve Teshara, Lake Tahoe Gaming Alliance

"We've transcended partisanship. We work closely with the casinos and ski resorts now." - Rochelle Nason, League to Save Lake Tahoe

"I spent a lot of my life working very hard to protect Tahoe. I think it's too late now. It's gone straight to hell." - Laurel Ames