DOI Broke Law In Shutting Oyster Farm, 9th Circ. Hears

Law360, San Francisco (May 14, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar violated federal environmental and administrative laws when he refused to renew a California oyster farm's permit to continue operating in protected wilderness, the farm's attorneys argued Tuesday in a fight over the future of the 80-year-old operation.  

After Salazar in November ordered Drake's Bay Oyster Co. to shutter its operation within the Point Reyes National Seashore, the farm sued, claiming the government flouted the National Environmental Policy Act and other statutes in denying the permit. The farm's appeal of...
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