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Drakes Bay Oyster Company Sues to Stay


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Drakes Bay Oyster Co. workers harvest strings of oysters on Schooner Bay June 7, 2007 in Point Reyes Station.
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Drakes Bay Oyster Co. workers harvest strings of oysters on Schooner Bay June 7, 2007 in Point Reyes Station.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is fighting back after the federal government refused to renew its lease in Point Reyes National Seashore last week. The National Park Service and its environmentalist allies want to return the area to marine wilderness. But the company is suing to overturn the decision, and many oyster lovers are rallying to its defense.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Kevin Lunny, farmer and owner of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company
  • Neal Desai, associate director of the National Parks Conservation Association, which actively supported the agreement to let the oyster farm lease expire and wants the estuary returned to natural wilderness

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