The Judge has stayed the Northwest Coalition v. EPA ESA pesticides litigation until March 30, 2012. The court’s stay order was issued after he read the parties’ joint status report, which stated that they were unable to reach agreement on how the case should proceed. The court’s order states that during the stay:

the parties shall confer, either in person or via telephone, to attempt to resolve as many issues as possible. If the parties are unable to reach a settlement, they shall file, on or before April 6, 2012, a Joint Status Report outlining: (i) the issues, if any, on which the parties have reached agreement; (ii) the precise issues to be decided by the Court; and (iii) a proposed briefing schedule. (3) On or after March 29, 2012, any party may move to extend the stay of this Matter….

The court’s stay order is attached below.