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CDP takes a ‘no action’ on Drakes Bay Oyster Farm

<strong>By Yannick Phillips </strong>

Delegates of the California Democratic Party (CDP) met in the Bay Area this past weekend and entertained several resolutions, one of them addressing an “Oyster Cultivation Rights” resolution and one a “Wilderness/Support Salazar’s Decision” resolution.

The CDP took a “no action” vote on both.

Speaking at the Environmental Caucus, in support of California’s shellfish aquaculture leases in Drakes Estero, were 86-year-old Phyllis Faber, California’s first coastal commissioner, who has been defending our coasts for more than 45 years, and Jeff Creque, co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project. They are residents of Marin and Sonoma county, respectively, and are both vocal supporters of the oyster farm.

The Wilderness resolution was supported in a majority vote. Amy Trainer, representing the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, and Lynn Hamilton, from Sonoma County, spoke in support of the Wilderness resolution.

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