Friday, December 07, 2012
Oyster company: Obama Admin’s faulty science shut us down
Make a copy of this picture and put it on your refrigerator, nail it in your tack room or put it in a drawer. If you ever have the inkling of doing business with the government, then pull it out and stare at it real hard.
From today's coverage by Audrey Hudson at Human Events: A family oyster business recently shut down by the Obama administration’s demand that the public land on which it operates revert to a wilderness area is suing the federal government for what they say is an illegal taking of the property. “Our family business is not going to sit back and let the government steamroll our community, which has been incredibly supportive of us,” Drakes Bay Oyster Company said in a statement. Lawyers for the company, which is situated in Drakes Estero, a tidal inlet off Drakes Bay, will ask a judge in the Northern District of California’s District Court for an injunction on Friday to block the eviction while the lawsuit progresses. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week ordered that the century-old oyster farm company be evicted from the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California so that the park can be returned to its wilderness state. Salazar says that commercial activities are not compatible with wilderness designations.
For my previous coverage of this oyster ouster, including the negative review of the science by the National Academy of Sciences and the complaint of scientific misconduct which has been filed, go here.