Category Archives: Oyster Farm

Toxic National Park Service

More corruptive acts in the decade long battle to close the historic oyster farm in Drake’s Estero The Russian River Times (RR Times) has obtained photographs and samples from the National Park Service (NPS) Drake’s Estero ‘Restoration’ project site where … Continue reading

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Dollars Disappear in Drake’s Estero

National Park Service busts through seal-pupping deadline as fired former diver challenges costs. National Park Service (NPS) was supposed to have finished its Drakes Estero Restoration Project by the beginning of the seal- pupping season on March 1 this year.  In … Continue reading

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National Park Service: There they go again

Triggered by a whistleblower, another NPS cloud of scandal descends on Point Reyes National Seashore . The  National Parks Foundation (NPF) website, under the heading ‘Saving the Ecological Sanctuary of an Estuary,’ talks about their contribution to the $4 million … Continue reading

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California Coastal Commission Gets Its Own Facts Wrong in Oyster Company Court Hearing.

The Russian River Times recently caught up with Phyllis Faber, one of the founding members of the California Coastal Commission board, who, along with the Alliance for Locally Sustainable Agriculture, has now sued her former organization for their actions against … Continue reading

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What lies in Drake’s Estero

Journalism is supposed to be the first draft of history, not the first rewrite of press releases and sound bites. In recent weeks, some journalists reporting on the Estero controversy say “they would not touch the science,” not realizing the irony … Continue reading

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What Was the Deal?

 By Sarah Rolph The story told by anti-oyster farm activists is that the Lunnys reneged on a deal. These activists have linked that story with another story about “wilderness,” claiming that the public was promised Drakes Estero would be wilderness … Continue reading

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Drake’s Estero IG Report: Investigating the Investigators

The Interim Director of the Interior Inspector General, Mary Kendall, recently issued a report seemingly exonerating the National Park Service of scientific misconduct during their recently abandoned Environmental Impact Survey (EIS) on Drakes Estero.  The original complaint to the IG … Continue reading

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