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Marin Oyster Farmer Sues Over Federal Eviction

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The Drakes Bay Oyster Company. (CBS)

Drakes Bay Oyster Company. (CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – The owner of a Marin County oyster farm said he has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s eviction of his family-run business from a national park.

Kevin Lunny, owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. along Point Reyes National Seashore, said Tuesday that he filed the suit claiming the Department of the Interior, Salazar and others failed to comply with national environmental law and violated his constitutional rights.

Interior spokesman Blake Androff said Salazar’s decision came after careful consideration of applicable law and policy.

Lunny intends to ask a judge to issue an injunction blocking the eviction while the lawsuit makes its way through the courts.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

The oyster farm was given 90 days to cease operations after its lease expired Nov. 30.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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