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Monday, February 11, 2013

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Told Science Showing Adverse Impacts is Sound and Appeal of Decision is Denied

It's Time for DBOC to Cease Operations

An internal watchdog government agency has said the science showing that Drakes Bay Oyster Company's commercial shellfish operation is having an adverse impact on Drakes Estero is sound. They found no fraud, waste, abuse or misrepresentation of data by researchers showing operations were having impacts on Harbor Seals. [click here for article]

In a more significant step, a federal judge Monday, February 11, denied a second legal attempt by Drakes Bay Oyster Company to remain open. Attorneys for Interior argued the appeal presented “no new or additional grounds as to the merits of the controversy.” [click here for article] The judge rejected the appeal by DBOC. DBOC attorneys are now considering an appeal to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Look a Little Deeper and You'll See
What the Shellfish Industry
Doesn't Want You To See

Despite being denied an injunction to remain open; having an appeal to that decision rejected; having the California Coastal Commission issue a Cease and Desist Order and Restoration Order; and, it being found there was no misrepresentation of scientific data showing adverse impacts from the commercial shellfish operation, Mr. Lunny is being lead to believe he has a "right" to continue his commercial shellfish operation on public lands and in public waters of Drakes Estero. Mr. Lunny needs to see that the conservative Cause of Action legal support he is receiving has nothing to do with him, his business, or his employees. They want commercial operations - of all types - in any designated wilderness areas.

Legal Arguments
With no Moral Foundation
Will Always Fall

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