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Benefit April 1st Drakes Bay Oyster Farm in Petaluma

This event is to help this wonderful local food operation stay in business while they are being persecuted by uber-environmental groups such as the West Marin Environmental Action Committee (one of the Tea Party type environmental groups -- well financed, politically connected, and heads up their ass), and misrepresented with blatantly false scientific reports by the National Park Service.
   I heard that a petition with some 50,000 signatures was obtained in favor of closing the operation down. I'll bet 95% of these were city dwellers and 98% of these people had never been to the farm. My first-hand and native Californian assessment is that is a triple-win food production system, and it will be a tragedy if it is closed own by what the Italians call the talibano dell' ecologia .

From sananselmofairfax.patch.com: "…If they lose, the Lunnys will be forced to demolish buildings, remove and destroy an estimated $4.5 million worth of oysters, and put 30 people currently employed at the farm out of work.…With thirty full-time workers, many of whom live on the property, the farm is currently the second largest employer in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Oysters harvested from Drakes Bay make up nearly 40% of California's yearly shellfish production, some 500,000 pounds of oyster meat annually, marketed exclusively in the Bay Area. The farm is also the last operating oyster cannery in the state.…"

Other stuff I've written about this in the past here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lloyd, I'm a daily reader of your blog and a Tea Party sympathizer - lower taxes, lower spending, less regulation are the 3 tenets of the Tea Party. To my knowledge the Tea Party has no interest or involvement in environmental issues. I don't understand your comment that these people are "one of the Tea Party-type environmental groups." Can you provide any evidence that they are affiliated with the Tea Party? If you can, I think other Tea Party sympathizers/supporters would disavow them.

Anonymous said...

just a rant grasping at straws and looking for buzz words to incite uniformed folks.. read up on the issues..then make up your own minds..

mike w

Lloyd Kahn said...

Anon. # 1: I meant in the sense of a radical fringe.

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