Obama Administration Destroys Another Job

Environmentalists jump for joy.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a popular oyster farm at Drakes Bay on Thursday to pack up and leave, effectively ending more than a century of shellfish harvesting on the picturesque inlet where Europeans first set foot in California.

Salazar’s decision ends a long-running dispute between the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and the National Park Service over the estuary at Point Reyes National Seashore where Sir Francis Drake landed more than 400 years ago.

The National Park Service intends to turn the 2,700-acre area into the first federally designated marine wilderness area on the West Coast, giving the estuary special protected status as an unaltered ecological region. To do that, Salazar rejected the oyster company’s proposal to extend its 40-year lease to harvest shellfish on 1,100 acres of the property.

Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Obama Administration Destroys Another Job

  1. fubar says:

    another 2700 acres to the federal grabbermint, eh? added to the 9.6 million acres for the spotted owl that’s a pretty parcel of property there.

    or i should say, supposedly it’s for the spotted owl

  2. fubar says:

    the crayola factory closed also. the #2 factory in Lebanon, PA. 70 more for the unemployment line.

  3. Rich says:

    There is more to the story and may involve yet more illiterate federal judges.

    “Hey, no bigs. It’s just a 100-year-old company and California’s only surviving cannery, a sustainable, family-owned operation employing 30 people. The Drakes Bay Oyster Company has been in a seven-year fight with the federal government and environmental groups over whether it’s 40-year lease would be renewed this week. The Lunny family, which owns the oyster farm, was among a group of families that sold their ranch lands to the National Parks Service in the 1970s to protect them from developers, with the understanding they would get 40-year-leases renewed in perpetuity. After buying and operating the oyster farm without incident— they were even featured as outstanding environmental stewards by the National Parks Service— the Lunnys learned in 2005 they were accused of bringing environmental damage to an area the NPS and environmentalists were anxious to designate as the nation’s first federally recognized marine wilderness.”

    See http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/29/video-feds-shut-down-100-year-old-oyster-company-destroys-some-lives-and-dreams/

    The link has an in depth video that is deep in substance and which will outrage any thinking American.

  4. Fubar says:

    actually this IS very disturbing. nothing is safe from federal seizure if they are now taking over the shore and ocean.
    forget about flying kites or RC helicopters kids, the feds own the skies.