IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO DIVISION
September 30, 2009
FRIENDS OF YOSEMITE VALLEY, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
KEN L. SALAZAR, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Anthony W. Ishii Chief United States District Judge
JOINT STIPULATION AND REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
Plaintiffs, Friends of Yosemite Valley, et al., andDefendants, Ken L. Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, et al., through their undersigned attorneys, hereby jointly stipulate and move the Court for entry of an order approving the attached Settlement Agreement in the two above-captioned cases. The parties have reached this Settlement Agreement through the court-authorized mediation process under the guidance of Magistrate Judge Sandra M. Snyder. The Settlement Agreement has been approved and authorized by all responsible officials and representatives of both parties and will resolve all pending disputes in both cases.
The parties request that the Court approval the Settlement Agreement by signing the "Order Approving Settlement Agreement" attached below to this Joint Stipulation.
Respectfully submitted this 29th day of September, 2009.
ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
The Court, having reviewed the Joint Stipulation and Request for Approval of Settlement Agreement filed by all parties, the plaintiffs, Friends of Yosemite Valley and Mariposans for the Environment and Responsible Government, and the defendants, Secretary of the Interior Ken L. Salazar, et al., and having review the entire Settlement Agreement, finds that good cause exists to approve the Settlement Agreement. Accordingly,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the Settlement Agreement filed by the parties be and hereby is APPROVED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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