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Fisheries Forum Questions Point Arena Closures: What Role is the Oil Industry Playing?
John Lewallen
“Why is Catherine Reheis-Boyd, CEO and Chief of Staff for the Western States Petroleum Association, a key member of the five-member MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force which has decreed new zones where people can take no food from state waters?” John Lewallen, longtime North Coast environmental activist and seaweed harvester asks. “Is it coincidence that the Point Arena Basin offshore from Point Arena is the area of highest oil industry interest in Northern California, and the only tract here now open to Minerals Management Service offshore oil leasing process?

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