United States Ninth Circuit

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Conservation Northwest v. Sherman, 11-35729

District court's order approving a consent decree arising from a settlement between environmental groups and federal agencies concerning changes to the Survey and Manage Standard of the Northwest Forest Plan is reversed and remanded, where: 1) a district court abuses its discretion when it enters a consent decree that permanently and substantially amends an agency rule that would have otherwise been subject to statutory rulemaking procedures; and 2) here, the consent decree improperly allowed for substantial, permanent amendments to the Survey and Manage Standard of the Northwest Forest Plan, and thus, it impermissibly conflicted with laws governing the process for such amendments.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/25/2013
  • Published 04/25/2013

Judges

  • TASHIMA

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

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