June 27, 2009--Activists hot over senator's stance on oyster farm (Denver Post)

A powerful Senate Democrat is backing an oyster farmer over the National Park Service in a northern California controversy that has environmentalists seething. This is good news for San Francisco Bay area lovers of succulent Drakes Bay oysters, some of the world's finest. But to environmentalists, the move by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sets a bad precedent because it permits a commercial operation in a wilderness area.

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