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After a long battle, Drake’s Bay Oyster Co. packs it in

US BuffaloOn Dec. 31, after a long battle with the National Park Service, the California Coastal Commission, the Department of the Interior and wilderness advocates, owner Kevin Lunny and his family will vacate the starkly beautiful Drake’s Estero, a 2,500-acre estuary where some of the tastiest oysters on the West Coast have been farmed for more than half a century. Read the rest here

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. agrees to shut down

doofThe deal ends the high-profile legal fight waged by the Lunny family, which owns the oyster farm and sought to remain in business after federal officials in 2012 did not renew the farm’s lease. The decision by then- prompted a lawsuit by the Lunnys that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read the rest here 09:56

Speaking of nut’s! The Koch Brother and the Drakes Bay Oyster Co Conspiracy. A very slippery slope.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION understands that the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. is leading the public down the slippery slope to the Koch Brothers and their extremist agenda to exploit public lands.  [email protected] 

Marin Independent Journal Editorial: Court’s split ruling doesn’t end oysters battle – this road is nowhere near its end

TUESDAY’S SPLIT DECISION upholding the Interior Department’s controversial decision to not renew the lease of the Point Reyes oyster farm is not the end of the battle. Kevin Lunny, whose family owns and runs Drakes Bay Oyster Co., and his lawyers say they will appeal the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, reached on a 2-1 ruling. [email protected]  11:11

Remnants of Salizar: 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules against the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

The 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday that it lacked jurisdiction to review Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s discretionary decision not to issue a new operational permit for Drakes Bay. In its ruling, the 9th circuit court ruled 2-1 against the oyster operation. But the fight is not necessarily over. Drakes Bay owner Kevin Lunny said he is absorbing the ruling and pondering his next move. [email protected]  the nbcinterview  11:28

Sonoma takes unexpected stand on Drakes Bay Oyster Co. following former Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s order to close the farm

Situated about 50 miles from Drakes Estero in Marin County, the landlocked city of Sonoma would seem an unlikely place to take a stand in an oyster company’s fight for survival. But colorful signs supporting the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. have popped up all over town, and the Sonoma City Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution calling on state and federal legislators to intervene on the company’s behalf. continued