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Federal judge dismisses development lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that blocked plans to develop an 18-acre site in Stateline's casino core.

The Sierra Colina project was approved by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in June 2009. The League to Save Lake Tahoe sued to block the development, saying the agency's review was inadequate.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Jones ruled a summary judgment against the league, saying that the TRPA acted appropriately in approving the Sierra Colina permit and that the Agency had properly analyzed all environmental impacts.

"Additionally, the project applicant's continued cooperation with Douglas County would reduce runoff and erosion …

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 31, 2011 06:32AM Published Aug 30, 2011 08:52PM Copyright 2011 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.