Point Reyes National Seashore
Alice Waters, a chef renowned for her insistence on the freshest organically grown and locally produced ingredients, has signed on to a "friend of the court" brief in support of an oyster company trying to hold on to its operations at Point Reyes National Seashore.
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The owners of an oyster farm fighting for their business at Point Reyes National Seashore have been issued a cease-and-desist order from the California Coastal Commission pertaining to unpermitted operations.
A federal judge, saying the owner of an oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore failed to accept the National Park Service's long-stated intention not to renew his lease, has refused to block the company's removal from the seashore.
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Engineers are working to determine how long it will take to replace a failed culvert that has led to the closure of the Limantour Road at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Point Reyes National Seashore Oyster Company Will Be Allowed To Continue Operations Pending Court Hearing
An oyster farm ordered out of Point Reyes National Seashore will be allowed to continue operations at least until a court hearing in late January under an agreement the operation's owner reached with the Justice Department.
Attorneys for the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. on Wednesday sought a temporary restraining order to prevent the Interior Department from ordering the oyster farm out of Point Reyes National Seashore.
An oyster company denied an extension on its lease to operate in Point Reyes National Seashore has gone to court in a bid to overturn that decision, arguing that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar acted rashly and without cause to deny the extension.
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Updated: Interior Secretary Rules Oyster Farm Must Vacate Drakes Estero At Point Reyes National Seashore
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, citing the value of wilderness and congressional intent, on Thursday ruled that an oyster farm at Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore must end its operations.
An independent panel's review of a draft environmental study into impacts an oyster farm is having at Point Reyes National Seashore suggests substantive revisions for the final document.
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Duck hunters were way ahead on this one.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in a blistering letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, says the Point Reyes National Seashore has again "falsified" science to reach a desired conclusion on the fate of an oyster company operating there.
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Environmental Heavyweights Urge Interior Secretary To Remove Oyster Farm From Point Reyes National Seashore
Some environmental heavyweights -- Dr. E.O. Wilson, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sylvia A. Earle, Thomas E. Lovejoy, and Tundi Agardy -- have urged Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to see that an oyster farm is removed from Point Reyes National Seashore when it's lease ends this fall.
An independent review of the National Park Service's draft environmental impact statement on an oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore pointed to various shortcomings, but added that the document generally was "adequate" in light of "available scientific information."
Nearly 52,500 comments were received by the National Park Service on the future of an oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore, with submissions from each of the 50 states and 40 countries overall.
With harbor seals descending on Point Reyes National Seashore on the California coast for pupping season, restrictions on public access to various parts of the seashore take effect Thursday and run through the end of June.
As Republicans in Congress are investigating alleged misconduct of the National Park Service in its handling of an oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore, California officials are pushing the company to explain its why it is out of compliance with its operating permit.
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When Mount Rainier National Park law enforcement Ranger Margaret Anderson was shot and killed on New Year's Day, she became the ninth ranger in the history of the National Park Service to be murdered in the line of duty, according to Park Service records.
Congress Wants National Academy of Sciences To Review Oyster Farm Studies At Point Reyes National Seashore
Showing little faith in the National Park Service's ability to conduct sound science at Point Reyes National Seashore, Congress has inserted language into an appropriations bill that calls for the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate the agency's science into the impacts of an oyster farm operating within the seashore.
Why are national parks so dang controversial?
New Study Says More Studies Are Needed To Determine Impact of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. At Point Reyes National Seashore
While an oyster company operating at Point Reyes National Seashore seems to be influencing the behavior of harbor seals there, more research is needed to determine a "cause and effect," a new report concludes.