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Wealth that graphic should be nominated for us some sort of an award that's nice.
After nearly 100 years in business the federal government is forcing them to shut down we're talking about.
Drake bay oyster farm in California was originally informed that they would not be allowed to renew their federal park -- The Interior Department plans to turn the land into a marine wilderness area and as a result oyster company -- its thirty employees are now out of work.
Kevin money is the owner -- Spain he's now suing for an injunction to keep his business open in -- -- Kevin.
Good morning Greg scenario and do just fine thank you for -- get us a bright and early so tell me what you've been doing for all these years your oyster farm.
Well oyster farms.
Really kind of mainstay in our community we produce about.
A third of the oysters grown in the state of California.
We get about 50000 visitors a year who love this place been here for over eight decades.
And that community and our count me and -- San Francisco Bay Area loves us and but that didn't resonate with Washington DC.
So the Interior Department.
Wants to shut you down and why.
Actually small handful of folks who are really wilderness activists who care deeply about.
Getting people off the -- I think it's the best we can tell.
Why give up something.
-- to create.
Humorless landscape and it's a little strange because.
-- raise national seashore was created.
As a working landscape -- oyster farmers completely surrounded by.
And so to remove the oyster farm from the middle the historic ranching lands.
Odd but aren't you oysters part Polanski.
Well they have been for very long time as a matter of fact the National Academy of Sciences says that streaks a sterile or the oysters -- Is probably healthier with with the oyster farm because of the ecosystem services -- it.
Reason that we see you -- implanted in the Chesapeake in San Cisco bay right and now we have a Interior Department wants to remove them.
So he'll let me ask you this a board of supervisors.
-- and then let let's face it this is not a conservative part of the country.
The board of supervisors senator Dianne Feinstein Democrat.
But they looked at the claims and they also became outraged at what's happening to you.
As a matter of fact that's true senator Feinstein.
Look very carefully and she recognized the park service actually fabricated the science and misrepresenting the science.
Have the national academy look at their claims that they agreed that it was their words were selectively presented in over interpreted in.
The claims so all their claims of harm actually fell away.
Yet secretary Salazar.
I'm still made the decision to remove the farm.
Well it's interesting you're now suing please keep us up to date on what happens to your oyster farm out there in beautiful California.
Thanks for your time today.
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