President Obama will speak at annual Lake Tahoe summit

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Posted: Aug 08, 2016 12:00 PM

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Lake Tahoe on Aug. 31 to speak about his commitment to protecting the environment and addressing climate change.

Spokesman Eric Schultz says Obama will talk about how the United States can ensure that national treasures like Lake Tahoe can be protected for future generations.

Federal, state and local leaders meet every year to review policy designed to restore and sustain Lake Tahoe, known for its clear blue waters.

The event began after President Bill Clinton ordered federal agencies to coordinate to protect the lake and surrounding region, which experienced a wet winter this past year but is still suffering from years of drought.