The fight over the government’s demand that the Drakes Bay Oyster Company close up shop at the Point Reyes National Seashore heads Tuesday to a final appeal to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
A 26,000-acre mountainous expanse of land in the Salinas Valley, popular with Bay Area nature lovers, has been redesignated as the country’s newest national park.
The rulings dealt a blow to the popular Drakes Bay Oyster Co.’s last-ditch effort to remain in business beyond its March 15 eviction date.
The owner of a Northern California oyster farm says he has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s eviction of his family-run business from a national park.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is shutting down an historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore so the area can be returned to wilderness.
The permit for Drakes Bay Oyster Company expires at the end of the month with a decision on its future expected before then.
Federal and state officials say they’ve reached a settlement for the cleanup costs in the 2007 San Francisco Bay oil spill.
The promise of reliable water supplies in one of the areas hardest hit by drought and job losses brought together U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Thursday for a project designed to ease the conditions.