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October 13, 2012
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Appeals court overrules Sierra Colina decision

A federal appeals court sided with the League to Save Lake Tahoe Thursday in the environmental group's challenge to a proposed development near Stateline.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision vacates a 2011 judgment allowing the Sierra Colina Village project to go ahead. The League appealed the lower court's ruling in September 2011.

The court battle centered around whether a U-shaped road through the proposed 18-acre, 50-unit residential development off Lake Village Drive primarily serves the public. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency found the road would see heavy use by the public as a bike path …

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