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Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/29/2010

Court rules for environmental group

By Washington Post editors

The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland has ruled in favor of a Prince George's environmental group that challenged a decision by the county's Planning Board to allow a subdivision to be built in the rural part of the county.

Judge James A. Kenny III ruled that Accokeek, Mattawoman, Piscataway Creeks Communities and Kelly Canavan have standing to file a petition for judicial review. Kenny wrote the opinion, which was filed June 24, for the three-member panel.

In Prince George's Circuit Court, the Planning Board argued that since Canavan did not attend the hearing when the board approved the Estates at Pleasant Valley, she could not file the petition.

Meanwhile, Canavan argued that she attended the original scheduled hearing when developer Leo Bruso asked for a continuance.

The case has been sent back to Circuit Court.

-- Ovetta Wiggins

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 12:44 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Good- lets not turn any more of PG into 'New Jersey'.

Posted by: lsf07 | June 29, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

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