The Battle To Save Drakes Bay Oyster Farm


by Kirk McKenzie, Defend Rural America

(Dec. 13, 2012) — On November 29, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the decision to destroy jobs, 40% of California’s oyster production, millions of oysters, a beloved business that has been in operation since 1934, and make working families both jobless and homeless victims of his decisions. The Lunny family and their employees have only 90 days to remove everything, including 8-10 million oysters from the bay, and get out.

It is an outrage.
Like Siskiyou County, it is based on the intentional falsification of science and circumvention of the agency’s own policies, in order to justify Salazar’s pre-determined outcome.
It has become a national story.
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