top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Thu Jun 27 2013 (Updated 07/03/13)
Drakes Bay Oyster Company Seeks to Privatize Point Reyes National Seashore
Thu Jun 27 2013 (Updated 07/03/13)
Right-wing, Anti-National Park Interests Misled Sonoma City Council Resolution
The Point Reyes National Seashore’s ecological heart, Drakes Estero, has been designated as the West Coast’s first marine wilderness area. In June, supporters of the Interior Department’s decision to protect Drakes Estero charged that opponents of the Obama administration’s decision presented “inaccurate and misleading” information to the Sonoma City Council to win approval of a resolution riddled with factual inaccuracies that run counter to established state and federal law.

The resolution asks Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) to intervene on behalf of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company in direct conflict with the well-established legal opinions of state agencies.

“This resolution is a work of fiction,” said Amy Trainer, Executive Director of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin. “It disregards well-established federal and state law and policy, as well as the expert scientific conclusions that Drakes Estero marine wilderness area is much better off without commercial oyster operations. We trust our state and federal legislators from this region will protect the public interest from right-wing-funded attacks based on cherry-picked information,” she said.

The Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s partners to exploit protected public lands have included Koch Brothers-funded organizations Americans For Prosperity and the Pacific Legal Foundation, pro-Keystone Pipeline Senator David Vitter (R-LA), arch-conservative chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Congressman Doc Hastings (R-WA), and the conservative legal group Cause of Action.

Read More | See Also: More Links between Drakes Bay Oyster Co., Right-Wing Groups | Court Documents Reveal Controversial Oyster Company's Financial Reporting Deceived State | Legal Brief Shows the Federal District Court Was Right to Deny Injunction to Oyster Co. | Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Criticized for New Lawsuit Against California Coastal Commission | Ill-Informed Republican Inquiry Undermines Oyster Company's Legal Case | Oyster Company's Flawed Legal Theories Underscored by Interior Dept. Legal Brief | Coastal Commission Issues Cease & Desist Order Against Drakes Bay Oyster Company | Federal court denies preliminary injunction request by Drakes Bay Oyster Company | Repeated Coastal Act Violations Earn Drakes Bay Oyster Company Cease & Desist Order | Drakes Bay Oyster Company Repeated Coastal Act Violations Trigger Enforcement Action
03/27/17 After Being Arrested by Miguel Masso, Hollister Man Feels He Barely Escaped with His Life Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | South Bay | East Bay | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/27/17 First They Came for the Homeless Calls Attention to the Plight of the Homeless Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | East Bay03/20/17 YARR Training Attracts Crowd of Santa Cruz Supporters for Rapid Response System Front Page | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/20/17 "Tech Stands Up" Rally Calls on Company Leaders to Speak Out for Diversity & Civil Rights Front Page | Labor & Workers | Peninsula | Government & Elections03/20/17 Threats to Native Bees Include Severe Habitat Loss and Escalating Pesticide Use Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | U.S.03/20/17 Community Support Remains Strong as Yuvette Henderson Lawsuit Goes Forward Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay03/14/17 Anti-Homeless Architecture is Widespread in Downtown Santa Cruz Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/13/17 Gender Strikes Organized Internationally as Follow-Up to Women's Marches Front Page | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/12/17 Vallejo Cop Spencer Bottomley Assaults Person Who Had Sat Down and Surrendered Front Page | Police State and Prisons | North Bay / Marin03/10/17 Conference Aims to Build Anti-Racist Front Against Oppression and Capitalism in Bay Area Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | San Francisco | East Bay | Immigrant Rights03/03/17 Janet Fardette of Leveelies Pushes the Idea that “Street Feeding” Keeps People Homeless Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: California | North Bay / Marin | U.S. | Environment & Forest Defense | Government & Elections | Front Page
California Dungeness Crab Fishery Catches Record Number of Whales Center for Biological Diversity Wednesday Mar 29th 1:44 PM
Court Overturns Government Refusal to Protect Rare Coastal Marten Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday Mar 28th 1:07 PM
Miguel Masso Strikes Again JP Massar (8 comments) Sunday Mar 26th 7:02 PM
Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday Mar 21st 5:15 PM
Berkeley: Violent Trump Supporters Are Merging with the Alt-Right Northern California Anti-Racist Action NoCARA (5 comments) Friday Mar 17th 5:06 PM
California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools via Californians for Pesticide Reform Friday Mar 17th 4:54 PM
Federal Plan Could Auction Off 700,000 Acres in California to Oil Industry Center for Biological Diversity (1 comment) Wednesday Mar 15th 1:02 PM
Californians Sue in Challenge to Latest Muslim Ban ACLU of Northern California Tuesday Mar 14th 2:58 PM
Fracking Foes to Target Hollister Hearing on Leasing Public Lands to Oil Industry Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday Mar 14th 2:29 PM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
Californians Against Fracking Responds to EPA’s Methane Regulation Announcement via Californians Against Fracking Friday Mar 17th 6:01 PM
Art of War : Executive Order K. Larmee Saturday Feb 18th 11:06 PM
UAW2865 UCB Workers Discuss J20 Mass Walk-Out and Trump Government Labor Video Project Friday Jan 20th 11:19 AM
Value Human Life Bill K. Harley (1 comment) Monday Jan 16th 10:15 PM
5-4-3-2-1-Revolution Fhyre Phoenix (1 comment) Friday Jan 13th 1:03 AM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]