I appreciate the excellent investigative reporting of Tess Elliot, editor of the Pt. Reyes Light. On the whole I find the Light to be comprehensive and progressive in its views.
Our Congressional representatives, Senator Feinstein, Senator Boxer and Representative Woolsey support the continuation of Lunny's Drake's Bay Oyster Company because the public overwhelmingly supports it and has turned to them for help to maintain this important source of uniquely pure quality food.
The Lunnys are well loved and respected in their community of West Marin and run a clean, green operation. The operation is not harmful to the environment. At this time when fishing is becoming more and more limited it is important to maintain this healthy, delicious source of food.
I consider myself an "environmentalist" and I can also appreciate the passion and commitment to habitat enhancement, but let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater.
What a wonderful thing it would be if these two interests could join forces and focus on other really threatening polluting activities. For instance, like the inundation of our environment with aerial spraying etc. of toxic chemical pesticides in agricultural and forested areas that is currently on the agenda of the USDA/CDFA eradication of the light brown apple moth program for next year.
Come on, folks--let's throw down the towel and pursue balanced resource use within a healthy habitat.
Sep 22 2009 - 5:14pm