Oyster Farm Sues DOI For Rejecting Lease Renewal

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 7:07 PM EST) -- A Marin County, Calif., oyster farm sued the U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday for failing to renew the farm's lease in the Point Reyes National Seashore because of what the company claims is a flawed environmental impact statement.

In a complaint filed in California federal court, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and its owner Kevin Lunny say Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the decision to not renew the farm's lease, which expired Nov. 30, because of an inaccurate environmental impact statement that was never presented...
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Case Title

Drakes Bay Oyster Company et al v. Salazar et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


Elizabeth D. Laporte

Date Filed

December 3, 2012

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