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County Executive John R. Leopold Demands Action on Environmental Law Violation

Annapolis (November 7, 2007) - Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold announced today that he has asked the Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler to quickly move against a major violation of state environmental protection laws found along Stony Creek and the Patapsco River in Pasadena.

After speaking yesterday afternoon with the Attorney General, County Executive Leopold said that "he agreed with me that prompt action was necessary and pledged an immediate investigation of the complaint." The property, located on 8401 Bay Road in Riviera Beach, is alleged to be the site of both illegal filling and grading along state waters.

"The matter is of such concern that I felt a direct conversation with the Attorney General was necessary," said County Executive Leopold.

"The request is another step in my continuing effort to strictly enforce environmental protection laws throughout the County," County Executive Leopold added. "There will be no favoritism permitted by this Administration and no sacred cows at the trough when it comes to protecting our air and water."


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