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The Sierra Club and Environmental v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION


September 21, 2012

THE SIERRA CLUB AND ENVIRONMENTAL
INTEGRITY PROJECT,
PLAINTIFFS,
v.
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY,
DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: James R Judge

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT

BAHR LAW OFFICES, 11-846 MEJ P.C. 1035 1/2 Monroe Street Eugene, OR 97402 (541) 556-6439

This is an action brought by Plaintiffs pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, to compel production of documents. The information request upon which this suit is based, sought 3 information submitted to defendant relating to the operations of coal-fired power plants owned by the 4 Luminant corporation. 5

6 7 ment on same, on May 20, 2012, the Court vacated the scheduled hearing and ordered the parties to meet and confer in her chambers on May 30, 2012. Dkt. No. 50. After fruitful discussion in chambers, 9 the parties agreed to continue with informal settlement discussions in an effort to resolve this matter 10 without further litigation. Accordingly, the parties engaged in a number of direct and informal settlement 11 conference calls and have exchanged a settlement proposal. Additionally, the Parties wish to inform the 12 Court that recent EPA enforcement activities involving Luminant Generation Company may impact EIP 13 and Sierra Club's interest in the documents at issue in this matter. Unfortunately, the parties have not 14 15 yet been able to obtain consensus on how to settle the case. They therefore desire additional time in which to explore a negotiated resolution to this dispute. 17

18 tempt to conclude their settlement negotiations and report back to the Court on the status of same no lat-19 er than November 21, 2012.

After the parties completed briefing cross-motions for summary judgment, but before oral argu-

Accordingly, the parties propose that they be provided an additional two months in which to at-

Respectfully submitted for the Court's consideration, this 20th day of September, 2012. MELINDA HAAG United States Attorney __s/ David Bahr__________________ _s/ Abraham Simmons _____ David Bahr (Oregon Bar No. 901990) ABRAHAM SIMMONS Bahr Law Offices, P.C. Assistant United States Attorney 1035 1/2 Monroe Street Attorneys for Federal Defendant Eugene, OR 97402 (541) 556-6439 davebahr@mindspring.com Joint Case Management Report BAHR LAW P.C. 11 2 (541) 556-6439 OFFICES, Eugene, OR 97402 -846 MEJ 1035 1/2 Monroe Street

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