Jim Watson 
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Re: “UPDATED: BREAKING NEWS: US Secretary Salazar Decides that Drakes Bay Oyster Company Should Close

And speaking of peer reviewed science, check out the comments from Dr Corey Goodman (NAS) in the following short video: http://vimeo.com/52331881 "The Framing of an Oyster Farm - Drake's Bay Oyster Company"

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Posted by Jim Watson on 12/03/2012 at 1:57 PM

Re: “UPDATED: BREAKING NEWS: US Secretary Salazar Decides that Drakes Bay Oyster Company Should Close

Transparency –adj. openness, communication, and accountability. Secretary Salazar is the least transparent member of our opaque administration’s cabinet. The Drake’s Bay Oyster Company has now officially been sacked by environmental zealots who secured their agenda under the umbrella of powerful lobbies including the Sierra Club, Audobon Society, National Parks Conservation Association, and other local interests. We are just now engaging in the havoc created by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. Passed under significant pressure from the Executive Branch, and ultimately pushed through the House with a Cloture motion from the Senate floor, this act has resulted in sweeping and un-vetted changes to our public lands unmatched by any previous administration. There was absolutely no peer-reviewed science behind the decision to shut down the Drake’s Bay Oyster Company. I cherish the richness and diversity of our National Parks, but un-vetted action such as this should be criminal. What’s next for Point Reyes? Will the Sierra Club manufacture another issue to close the half-dozen Shaffer/Howard dairies that occupy NPS land? These ranches are every bit as culturally significant as the Coastal Miwok, yet I’ll be surprised if they aren’t already earmarked for elimination.

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Posted by Jim Watson on 12/03/2012 at 12:38 PM

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