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In the last ninety days the federal government has posted 6616.
Newly proposed federal regulations act regulations dot gov.
And now heated debate on the coast of California family owned business they -- says the government.
He's trying to shut them down the government says the family's forty year lease on the land has run out and it will not be renewed because it's having -- negative impact on the environment.
This dispute as you might have expected has landed in court several of them actually -- Joining me now Kevin lining the owner of drinks today -- -- company they do so much for joining us to talk about us today.
Well thank you for having our right so there was -- honestly and which as I understand it sits inside of a national park preserve area.
It came up in 2012.
But you have business interest going on there the government says.
And you're harming the environment -- -- -- isn't going to be renewed what's.
Well -- reservation of use and occupancy which is the least.
It is explicitly renewable.
The oyster farm is in the middle of the working landscapes were surrounded by.
Operations all the way around the estuary down to every shore.
And so the park service.
Made up its allegations of environmental harm.
Those were all cleared up by the National Academy of Sciences.
And by the it interiors.
Inspector general and by the solicitors office.
But those allegations are still out there in the public domain and so people are still confused.
That's where we are today with the science.
So we know that there I know there's a federal hearing this week in federal court in San Francisco there are some state actions going on as well.
In the meantime tell us if you do lose this -- -- you lose the space where your providing.
By the last count I read 40% of the market share of supply in California.
What happens to the market there and -- partly what happens to your employees.
Well we have thirty employees that'll lose their jobs and half of them lose their homes they live on the farm this -- -- Hundred year tradition that existed long before it became a national sea shore.
-- and it plays a huge role in a coastal community it's a coastal -- use.
And the coastal economy.
So but we have is.
Our entire accounting and the north San Francisco Bay Area completely in support of the continuation of the oyster farm.
But the Interior Department.
And Washington DC have kind of refused to work with -- gateway community in this case and they're kind of creating an island.
-- with a huge consequence if the oyster farm gets shut down.
Will we will follow this again said you'll be in federal court in on -- believe it is in San Francisco.
So keep us updated would love to know as the two sides battle over the science and your business in your employees as well.
Thank you so much sir for your time.
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