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California as fighting to stay open -- Drake bay oyster company has operated on federal lands for decades but now environmentalists say the family run farm.
It's harming the ecosystem Claudia Cowan is joining us live from our San Francisco bureau with more -- And -- any day now -- For forty years straight -- has been harvesting millions of pounds of oysters and clams in the point race national seashore.
-- special use department with the Interior Department.
But now environmentalists say it's time for this lagoon to return to wilderness and for the -- to go and -- -- -- -- Oyster companies signed a contract over seven years ago and no we in the least ended November 30 two points while.
He's been trying to -- Don not contract to get the Interior Department to renege on that contract.
And we're not stampede for it.
He is owner -- money he said he never agreed to pack up shop in seven years.
And denies charges by the National Park Service that his family run operation is harming the environment.
-- claims last year's decision by then interior secretary Ken Salazar not to renew the arms -- was based on misinformation provided by the park service.
And eco activist to pin -- it will stop at nothing to shut him down.
This is beyond environmental extremism this embarrasses most environmentalists.
This is about wilderness activism.
That is -- has been unfair and dishonest bloody filed a federal.
A lawsuit and is getting support from among others Republican lawmakers seeking to expand commercial enterprises in national parks.
Activists worry if this farm is allowed just day it will set a dangerous precedent and that -- will never return to pure wilderness.
But -- money says other -- in the area continue to operate and so should hits will be watching this new laws about Claudia thank you.
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