Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in a legal battle with small business owner Kevin Lunny. Lunny’s family has run Drake’s Bay Oyster Company for 40 years, and is now suing Salazar and his agency after it ended the oyster farm’s lease from Pont Reyes National Seashore, determining that the farm land will become a federally designated wilderness area.
Lunny says his farm employs 31 people and harvests a third of the oysters imported from the state of California. With oysters no longer imported from this area, Lunny predicts customers will look to China. With many businesses near the farm being allowed to keep their leases, conservatives are crying foul about a situation where government seems to be picking winners and losers.
Lunny joined ‘Wilkow!’ Wednesday to discuss his small business’s fight against big government, and what the closing of his farm will mean to the economy of the entire Bay Area.