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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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Salazar Oyster Farm Decision Hides from History and Abandons Science

  By Sarah Rolph After seven years of repeated National Park Service (NPS) allegations that Drakes Bay Oyster Farm harmed the environment, the multimillion-dollar NPS Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) created to support those claims was quietly abandoned by Interior Department … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice in West Marin?

Rosie the Riveter and her very diverse crew were a vital part of the war effort, just as the oyster workers are a vital part of West Marin sustainable farming A visit to the National Park Service ‘Rosie the Riveter’ … Continue reading

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Salazar Brings Closure to the Oyster Farm, but not to the Community.

A walk down the main street in Point Reyes reveals a community shocked and deeply angered over the closure of the historic oyster farm in Drakes Estero.  During the seven-year conflict, and despite repeated promises to do so long before … Continue reading

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Senator Salazar vs. Secretary Salazar

On November 1, 2005, in Room 364 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Senator Salazar testified at a hearing of the Subcommittee on National Parks of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate.  The purpose of that … Continue reading

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