By Yannick Phillips
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.