Powerful House Republican Doc Hastings enters fray over Drakes Bay Oyster Company controversy at Pt. Reyes

Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, made the request in a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that revived allegations of scientific misconduct in the government’s assessment of the oyster farm’s impact on Drake’s Estero in the Point Reyes National Seashore. “Serious questions have been raised about the science used by the National Park Service to justify the closure of the oyster farm,” Hastings said in a written statement. (oh yes they have!) continued