The latest legal salvo against the proposed Villages at Vigneto development has once again laid bare the ugly, ongoing battle between those who wish to see new houses in the Benson area and those representing various environmental concerns.

At the heart of the years-long wrangling is whether or not the planned 28,000-home community by El Dorado Holdings will have a detrimental effect on the nearby San Pedro River, as well as the various species of wildlife that depend on the riparian corridor, many of which are endangered or not found elsewhere.