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Don’t Be Fooled By Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s Supreme Court Petition
Robert Gammon, East Bay Express, April 14, 2014

To Delay Coastal Act Compliance, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Sues Commission Again
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, January 30, 2014

9th Circuit Appeals Court Rejects Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s En Banc Rehearing Petition
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, January 12, 2014

Legal Brief Shows Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s Rehearing Request Has No Legal Merit
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, December 6, 2013

Environmental Groups File Amicus Brief In Opposition to Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s En Banc Rehearing Request

The Oyster Company That Wouldn’t Leave
Robert Gammon, East Bay Express, November 27, 2013

In Key Votes, California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus Rejects Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Three Times
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, November 25, 2013

New Scientific Report Reveals Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Is Causing Alarming Amounts of Invasive Marine Vomit in Drakes Estero
Report, Jude Stalker, Invasive Species Specialist, October 15, 2013

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Causing Alarming Amounts of Marine Vomit in Drakes Estero
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, October 16, 2013

Sonoma County Democrats Overwhelmingly Pass Resolution Supporting Wilderness At Drakes Estero
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, October 10, 2013

Saving wilderness from exploitation
Gordon Bennett, Marin Voice: Marin Independent Journal, September 12, 2013

Court of Appeals Rules Against Oyster Company, Protecting West Coast’s Only Marine Wilderness Area
Johanna Wald, Switchboard: National Resource Defense Council, September 9, 2013

9th Circuit Decision in Favor of Wilderness
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, September 3, 2013

Court Order Requires Drakes Bay Oyster Company to Comply With Coastal Act
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin & Save Our Seashore, July 18, 2013

Right-wing, Anti-National Park Interests Misled Sonoma City Council Resolution
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, June 4, 2013

It’s Time for Drakes Estero to Run Wild
Amy Trainer, Earth Island Journal, May 15, 2013

North Bay’s Largest Newspaper, Press Democrat, Editorializes in support of wilderness for Drakes Estero
Editorial, Press Democrat, May 13, 2013

More Links between Drakes Bay Oyster Co., Right-Wing Groups
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, May 13, 2013

Strange Bedfellows Join Fight to Keep California Oyster Farm in Operation
Interview, PBS Newshour, May 1, 2013

Stealing the Heart of a National Park: Oyster Company’s Alliance With Big Oil
Helen Grieco, Huffington Post, April 24, 2013

Court Documents Reveal Controversial Oyster Company’s Financial Reporting Deceived State
Press Release, SavePointReyesWilderness.org, April 23, 2013

Earth Justice Amicus Brief Filed on Behalf of Environmental Organizations
April 10, 2013

Legal Brief Shows the Federal District Court Was Right to Deny Injunction to Oyster Co.
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, April 10, 2013

Powerful House Republican enters Drakes Bay oyster fray
Guy Kovner, Press Democrat, April 9, 2013

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Criticized for New Lawsuit Against California Coastal Commission
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, April 9, 2013

Ill-Informed Republican Inquiry Undermines Oyster Company’s Legal Case
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, April 5, 2013

Government states its case in ongoing Inverness oyster farm saga
Mark Prado, Marin Independent Journal, April 4, 2013

Oyster Company’s Flawed Legal Theories Underscored by Interior Dept. Legal Brief
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, April 4, 2013

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Tied to Oil Drilling
Robert Gammon, East Bay Express, March 27, 2013

Of marine wilderness, private enterprise, the Koch brothers and oysters
Maggie Jean, Daily Kos, March 22, 2013

Secretary Salazar: Time’s up for Drakes oysters
Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, March 13, 2013

Oyster farm fight has many interested parties
Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2013

Repeated Coastal Act Violations Earn Drakes Bay Oyster Company Cease & Desist Order
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, January 29, 2013

The Oyster Farm Goes to Court
Robert Gammon, East Bay Express, January 23, 2013

A Deal Is a Deal
Lynn Scarlett, Huffington Post, January 17, 2013

Conserving land and history is good for California business
Steve Westly, San Jose Mercury News, January 1, 2013

Viewpoints: Decision by Ken Salazar is a gift to Point Reyes seashore
Sylvia A. Earle, Sacramento Bee, December 8, 2012

First marine wilderness in continental U.S. is designated
Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times, November 29, 2012

Ranking Senators and Congressman Support Salazar’s Decision to Protect Wilderness
Press Release, U. S. Congress, November 29, 2012

Interior Secretary Affirms Wilderness Status at Point Reyes National Seashore
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee, Save Our Seashore & Marin Audubon Society, November 29, 2012

Back to the wild in Point Reyes: An oyster operation doesn’t belong in designated wilderness
Richard White, Los Angeles Times, November 27, 2012,

Point Reyes at 50
Susan Ives,  High Country News, Writers on the Range, November, 23 2012

Marine vomit threatens Drakes Estero
Heather Mack, Bay Nature, November 26, 2012

Amy Meyer: Point Reyes’ natural treasure is at risk
San Jose Mercury News, November 15, 2012

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Is Still Illegal: State regulators say the oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore is continuing to violate multiple environmental laws
East Bay Express, November 13, 2012

Oyster Company’s Repeated Coastal Act Violations Trigger Enforcement Action: Coastal Commission Initiates Cease and Desist Order, Seeks Collection of Fines
Press Release, Environmental Action Committee & Save Our Seashore, November 7, 2012

Highly aggressive marine invasive species in Drakes Estero is spreading on oyster gear, threatening eelgrass
Press Democrat, October 14, 2012

Drakes Estero Deserves Full Wilderness Protection
East Bay Express, October 3, 2012

UC Berkeley Law School Researchers Conclude That Granting A New Operating Permit to Drakes Bay Oyster Company Would Dilute the Wilderness Act

NAS Report Sheds Little Light on Drakes Estero Science - Report Finds National Park’s Conclusions Generally Reasonable, Suggests Ways to Reduce Uncertainty
National Academy of Sciences, August 30, 2012

California Coastal Commission to Drakes Bay Oyster Company regarding compliance with the Coastal Act and Consent Cease and Desist Order
California Coastal Commission, July 30, 2012

Dianne Feinstein’s Scientist Rebuked: The head of a respected scientific panel shreds the credibility of an ex-Cal professor who has helped Feinstein in her attempt to block the creation of the first marine wilderness on the West Coast.
East Bay Express, July 18, 2012

Marine Mammal Commission Executive Director Finds Oyster Company’s Scientific Advisor’s Science Fundamentally Flawed, Inaccurate, and Misleading.
Letter from Marine Mammal Commission to Corey Goodman, June 17, 2012

Dianne Feinstein’s War: California’s senior senator has been fighting for Drakes Bay Oyster Company at Point Reyes National Seashore — and against the creation of the first marine wilderness on the West Coast
East Bay Express, June 13, 2012

It‘s business vs. Wilderness in Oyster Farm’s Fight to Extend Federal Lease
California Watch, June 28, 2012

New Research Refutes Oyster Company Claims About Historic Ecology of Drakes Estero EAC Press Release and Background Document on Sonoma State’s Published Science Confirming Few Native Oysters in Estuary’s Ecological Baseline

EAC Calls Out Dr. Goodman’s Bogus Science In Letter to Interior Dept. Scientific Integrity Officer
Letter to Dr. Ralph Morgenweck, Scientific Integrity Officer, U. S. Dept. of Interior from EAC, April 2, 2012

PEER Says Sen. Feinstein is Wrong (Again) on Science At Point Reyes
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, April 3, 2012

Ocean and Environmental Champions Urge Secretary Salazar To Support Wilderness
Letter to Secretary Salazar, Slvia A. Earle, Edward O. Wilson, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Tundi Agardy, March 29, 2012

Point Reyes National Seashore belongs to all Americans, and their opinions matter
Indy Media, March 26, 2012

Peer Review Supports National Park Service Science on Drakes Estero
Environmental Action Committee and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, March 19, 2012

The Public Sides With Point Reyes Wilderness
Sylvia Earle, Huffington Post, March 14, 2012

Most public comments support NPS ending California oyster farm’s lease
Emily Yehle, eenews.com, March 1, 2012

Over 52,000 Comments On Drakes Estero DEIS – Strong Preference for Conversion to Wilderness Status over Continued Oyster Farming
KWMR Radio, March 2, 2012

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Wilderness Protection for Drakes Estero
92% of public comments ask Interior Secretary to honor government’s promise to protect wilderness

Save Point Reyes Wilderness Coalition, March 1, 2012

More than 52,000 comment letters on the future of Drakes Estero posted to Point Reyes National Seashore website
National Park Service, March 1, 2012

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Found Violating Harbor Seal Protection Regulations Since 2008
Coastal Commission Says Full Scope of Company Violations Still Unknown

YubaNet.org, February 15, 2012

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Found Violating Harbor Seal Protection Regulations Since 2008
Indy Bay, February 15, 2012

CA Coastal Commission Warns Oyster Company That Its Practices Pose Serious Threats to Marine Wildlife and Habitats

Respect Our Marine Wilderness
Bill Kortum, San Francisco Chronicle, December 28, 2011

Marin Voice: Time to end Pt. Reyes oyster farm lease
Doug Nadeau, Marin IJ, November 29, 2011

Economists Urge President to Create New Protected Areas Such as National Parks, Wilderness, and Monuments
Open Letter to President Obama from over 100 economists and academics

Marine Mammal Commission Report affirms National Park Service science on impacts to Harbor Seals in Drakes Estero.

Press Release announcing that Marine Mammal Commission report affirms National Park Service science

Enviros blast Issa probe as ‘waste of resources’
Emily Yehle, EENews.net, October 28, 2011

CA Coastal Commission Claims Oyster Company is Stirring Up Trouble
Public News Service, October 19, 2011 (listen to broadcast or read transcript)

Park Service avoids debate at Point Reyes oyster farm hearing
Rob Rogers, Marin Independent Journal, October 19, 2011

State commission raises concerns about Marin oyster farm
Rob Rogers, Marin Independent Journal, October 12, 2011

If you know wilderness in the way that you know love, you would be unwilling to let it go.... This is the story of our past and it will be the story of our future.Marin Voice: Why Point Reyes wilderness matters—both here and nationally
Amy Meyers, Marin Independent Journal op ed, August 2, 2011

“The public has waited nearly four decades for rare marine wilderness protections to be implemented there — an immense compromise in itself. Everyone, from the National Park Service to the Sierra Club to legislators, understood that in 2012 Americans would be rewarded with the legacy feat of a protected marine wilderness area, the only one on the West Coast.”

Marin Voice: Commercializing our wilderness
Amy Trainer, Marin Independent Journal op ed, October 13, 2010

“The Congressional record clearly reflects Congress’ intent that the Estero’s potential wilderness areas would receive full wilderness designation and protection once Johnson’s operating rights expired in 2012.”

Shell games: Dubious studies calcify West Marin over Drakes Bay oysters
Peter Seidman, Pacific Sun, May 6, 2011

Park Service Did Not Commit Any Misconduct
Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2011