Conservation Northwest v. Sherman

ELR Citation: 43 ELR 20090
No(s). 11-35729 (9th Cir. Apr 25, 2013)

The Ninth Circuit held that a court may not approve a consent decree that substantially and permanently amends regulations that the agency could only otherwise amend by complying with statutory rulemaking procedures. The consent decree at issue in the case arose from a settlement between environment...