WildEarth Guardians v. United States Bureau of Land Management et al
ORDER OF ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSURE granting 30 Joint Motion to Continue to Stay Briefing Schedule. This case is CLOSED ADMINISTRATIVELY.The clerk is DIRECTED to close this case administratively, subject to reopening for good cause. By Judge Robert E. Blackburn on 10/8/2015. (mlace, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge Robert E. Blackburn
Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-01452-REB
UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, an agency within the
U.S. Department of the Interior;
UNITED STATES OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND
ENFORCEMENT, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior;
S.M.R. JEWELL, in her official capacity as U.S. Secretary of the Interior;
BLUE MOUNTAIN ENERGY, INC.,
ORDER OF ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSURE
This matter is before the court on the Joint Motion to Continue to Stay
Briefing Schedule [#30]1 filed October 7, 2015. I grant the motion and close this case
administratively pending completion of settlement discussions between the parties.
This case was filed May 23, 2014. The administrative record and the opening
brief of the plaintiff were filed. Then, all briefing was stayed for a period of 180 days.
Order [#26]. In the joint motion to stay [#30], the parties report that the parties have
reached a provisional settlement in related administrative proceedings before the
“[#30]” is an example of the convention I use to identify the docket number assigned to a
specific paper by the court’s case management and electronic case filing system (CM/ECF). I use this
convention throughout this order.
Environmental Protection Agency. Those settlements, the parties report, may pave the
way to a settlement of this case. Given the prospect of settlement, the parties ask that
the stay on briefing in this case be continued indefinitely. Given these circumstances, I
find and conclude that administrative closure of this case, subject to re-opening for good
cause, is appropriate.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED as follows:
1. That the Joint Motion to Continue to Stay Briefing Schedule [#30] filed
October 7, 2015, is granted on the terms stated in this order;
2. That under D.C.COLO.LCivR 41.2, this case is CLOSED
3. That under D.C.COLO.LCivR 41.2, the clerk is DIRECTED to close this case
administratively, subject to reopening for good cause.
Dated October 8, 2015, at Denver, Colorado.
BY THE COURT:
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