Sen. Dianne Feinstein to speak at annual Tahoe Summit

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asks questions about the fate of prisoners at the Guantanamo Detention Center during a hearing by the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights & Human Rights, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

August 19, 2013 12:51:14 PM PDT
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is speaking at the 17th annual Tahoe Summit on the eastern shore of the lake on Monday.

The annual event focuses on restoration and sustainability efforts at Lake Tahoe and is open to the public.

Former Vice President Al Gore, who for decades has warned of the perils of climate change, will give the keynote address at Sand Harbor State Park.

$1.7 billion in public and private money has been spent on projects to control runoff, combat invasive species and reduce air pollution at Lake Tahoe since the event began in 1997.