Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ah shucks!

You say oysters, but the Supreme Court says, No oysters, let's call the whole thing off;
"This is a disappointing decision, but it's not really a setback," [Kevin] Lunny said of the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal Monday to hear an appeal of a federal order that would shut down his Drakes Bay Oyster Co. "This ruling only gives us the strength and incentive to fight harder. This is not just about oyster farmers - this issue affects farmers and ranchers on federal lands throughout the nation."
Without comment, the justices left in place court rulings upholding the Interior Department's refusal to renew the lease of Lunny's company, which operates California's only oyster cannery. Lunny and his wife, Nancy, bought the operation in 2004, eight years before the expiration of a 40-year lease in federal waters.
Environmentalists don't want oyster farms and had the political clout to accomplish that. Welcome to the  world of politics, where the problems to two little people don't amount to a hill of....

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