Tag Archives: Drakes Bay Oyster Company

Drakes Bay Oyster Company weighing next steps in legal fight

US BuffaloAttorneys for Drakes Bay Oyster Company and the Interior Department are set to meet with a federal district judge Monday in Oakland to discuss the next steps in the case following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to consider the Marin County oyster farm’s appeal. Read more here 13:22

Ex-lawmakers join fight to keep Drakes Bay Oyster Company open

stoogeWilliam Bagley, a former Marin County assemblyman, and Pete McCloskey, a former Bay Area congressman, filed a 26-page brief this week supporting Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s bid for a rehearing by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which rejected the company’s case in September. [email protected]

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

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. seeks quick ruling on closure battle

Attorneys for Drakes Bay Oyster Company have asked a federal judge to rule Monday on their request to postpone a Feb. 28 deadline for shutting down the business in Marin County’s Point Reyes National Seashore.The legal action was set in motion by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision Nov. 29 not to renew a long-term lease that gave Lunny the right to plant and harvest oysters in 2,500-acre Drakes Estero.  Read more here

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
http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Drakes-Bay-Oyster-Co-sues-feds-in-fight-over-farm-4090937.php

Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle / SF