Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the Interior Department’s decision to allow the expiration of the operating permit for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company:

“I am extremely disappointed that Secretary Salazar chose not to renew the operating permit for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company.

“The National Park Service’s review process has been flawed from the beginning with false and misleading science, which was also used in the Environmental Impact Statement.

“The Secretary’s decision effectively puts this historic California oyster farm out of business. As a result, the farm will be forced to cease operations and 30 Californians will lose their jobs.”

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