Drakes Bay Oyster Co. sues U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, claiming he violated federal environmental law

The owner of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company, Kevin Lunny at his oyster farm in  Point Reyes, Calif.  on Thursday Nov. 29, 2012.  U.S. Interior Secretary Ken  Salazar rejected a proposal to extend the lease of the popular Drakes Bay Oyster  Farm at Point Reyes National Seashore Thursday, effectively ending more than a  century of shellfish production on the 1,100 acres in Drakes Bay. The lawsuit accuses Salazar and Jonathan Jarvis, the director of the National  Park Service, the director of the National  Park Service, of revoking the property rights of the Drakes  Bay Oyster Co. without due process provided by the National Environmental  Policy Act. The suit also claims the federal leaders based their decision on  false, biased and misrepresented science. Read More

Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle / SF

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