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Drakes Bay oyster farm denied Supreme Court hearing
S.F. Gate ^ | June 30, 2014 | Kevin Fagan

Posted on 07/01/2014 11:15:24 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Oyster farmer Kevin Lunny's reaction to what looked to others like the last legal gasp of his operation at Point Reyes National Seashore punched right to the point: "It's not over until the last oyster is shucked."

"This is a disappointing decision, but it's not really a setback," Lunny said of the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal Monday to hear an appeal of a federal order that would shut down his Drakes Bay Oyster Co. "This ruling only gives us the strength and incentive to fight harder. This is not just about oyster farmers - this issue affects farmers and ranchers on federal lands throughout the nation."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: oyster

1 posted on 07/01/2014 11:15:24 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey
A 1976 law set aside 2,500 acres of offshore land

"offshore land" ?

2 posted on 07/01/2014 11:23:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

More gov BS. How the hell is oyster raising a problem now. I wonder when they will try to close those dairy farms up in Inverness area given most have been in operation since before the war between the states.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 11:27:43 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

That family has been there longer than any of the carpetbagging NE politicos in the state who claim ‘Green’ while they pollute the airwaves with their bogus science crap.

The price of oysters will skyrocket.. for some..
Yup, Washington DC looking out for you.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 11:28:37 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Mouton

It’s a harbor seal breeding area is the claim. The family has had a dairy farm on that neck of the woods for years. They only recently took on the oyster farm assuming they could at least get a 10 year extension.. but now.. Salazar screwed them blue and them some. Even DiChiFi has tried to blow thru blockades of regs.. but..

sometimes its easier to shuck an oyster than a politician’s or greenie’s mind.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 11:30:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Feinstein steered a bill through Congress in 2009 that authorized the Interior Department to extend the lease for 10 years. But then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar denied a renewal of the lease in November 2012, saying the oyster harvesting didn't fit Congress' plan for a wilderness area.

Seems to me that Salazar came to exactly the OPPOSITE conclusion that Congress authorized in 2009. But then, that's what happens when you put liberals in charge of anything.

6 posted on 07/01/2014 11:31:19 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Were the farm owned by a black, female, lesbian, Wiccan, the permit would arrive by Unicorn Chariot with the Won hand delivering the document.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 11:37:50 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Simple solution, if any of the hacks care to pull their head out and realize they are not royalty, but public servants...
Find a piece of “off-shore land” that they will trade to Drake’s for them gracefully vacating.

Drakes stays in business, they get their blessed “wilderness”, and it doesn’t happen again in 10 years or 40 years...unless of course, and this is very likely, the hacks decide they will just take the “off-shore land” away from them.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 11:40:35 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: MeshugeMikey; All

Other than the federal entities indicated in the Constitution’s Clause 17 of Section 8 of Article I, or land controlled under the eminent domain aspect of the 5th Amendment, the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to have exclusive legislative control over “offshore land” as freeper Izzy Dunne had questoned.

So what am I overlooking?

Patriots and former Obama supporters need to exercise their voting muscle in the 2014 eletions to win 2/3 conservative majority control of the Senate so that Congress can impeach lazy justices off of the bench.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 11:55:30 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: NormsRevenge

Your response just triggered a thought that has been lingering in my old mind.

I wonder how many $’s the competitors to Drakes Bay Oster Farm have contributed to the rats and the green eco terrorists.

This goes back to my old Cui Bono training, who benefits from an action like this?

Competitors will and those getting money from competitors.


“That family has been there longer than any of the carpetbagging NE politicos in the state who claim ‘Green’ while they pollute the airwaves with their bogus science crap.

The price of oysters will skyrocket.. “

Yup, Washington DC looking out for you.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 12:23:34 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: Mouton

“More gov BS. How the hell is oyster raising a problem now. I wonder when they will try to close those dairy farms up in Inverness area given most have been in operation since before the war between the states.”

The enviro Eco Terrorists and PETA people have had the dairy farmers in their cross hairs for decades.

The producers of so called artificial milk will be donating money to the Green Eco Terrorists and the PETA clowns to close down the evil dairies.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 12:26:01 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

“offshore land” a strange twist of the language that eh?

the bad “science” the land grabbers tried to use as an excuse to run the oyster farm off....is well known and yet..utterly ignored


12 posted on 07/01/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Amendment10

Harry Reid wants the land???? your guess is as good as mine.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 1:20:29 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Mouton

when someone finds that they can sell them to developers??


14 posted on 07/01/2014 1:21:15 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: NormsRevenge

such science” was in play here...

from the huff and puff post of all places:

Good science should have played a key role in the Drakes Bay debacle, and open community discussion should have as well. But we didn’t get good science. Instead, the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior (DoI), and some local environmental supporters (with whom I often have strong common cause) manipulated, misreported and misrepresented science in their desire to support expanded wilderness.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-h-gleick/sustainable-agriculture-w_b_2537543.html


15 posted on 07/01/2014 1:26:17 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: GilesB

the “environmentalists” the gubment hired..fabricated all sorts of BAD DATA to get thire way in court...and that hasnt been addressed as yet...


16 posted on 07/01/2014 1:28:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They probably worked closely with the same consultants that NOAA or as I like to call it, the NOWAAY (butcher the numbers!) mob did.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 1:46:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wish I could remember the details but the easy readers digest version is that facts the enviros touted were all 100 percent dead wrong..

Even the liberals around here in Marin...knew it


18 posted on 07/01/2014 1:52:24 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I guess liberals would rather pay extra for NE oysters than support your local farmers and ranchers.

It leaves more jobs for illegals here locally or sumthin’ , in their warped little minds.


19 posted on 07/01/2014 1:55:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It all about CONTROL...ultimate control...ABSOLUTE CONTROL.

Neither Drakes Bay nor the Oysters nore the method of harvest have changed in the hundred years the farms been there!

ONLY the seething lust for absolute control has vastly enlarged itself.

spmeone MAY want the surrounding LAND....for OTHER commercial purposes....just like that chunk of ranch land in NEVADA


20 posted on 07/01/2014 1:59:54 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Grampa Dave

Manure runoff rings a bell here,, and it ain’t purty one.. As I recall that issue was dealt with..

It hasn’t hurt we’re in the middle of a drought, or we could be in a real soupy situation had that not been addresses a long time..

I seriously doubt harbor seals are known for their grooming habits , mating season especially which is when they would have frequented that area.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 2:00:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Ever feel like an endangered species?

MoonBeam by a landslide!

Put it in the bank.

Hardworking business owners are screwed inperpetuity.

The GOldarn State slips slowly into the socialists sunset.

Obama ships even more in to seal fate..

Some folks would say, who cares about this issue.. It’s about oysters! OYsters!

NO, it’s about a vibrant economy,

Unfettered from a regulatory stranglehold

That we all end up paying for

And no one benefits

A zero sum game

Oyster anyone?


22 posted on 07/01/2014 2:05:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

You vant Oysters? You VIll Comply wif Ze Oysters Board Rulinks.!!!

SOmethings up there and it aint the oysters

I’d almost welcome an honest tyranny......


23 posted on 07/01/2014 4:47:47 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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