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The owners of the oyster farm fighting to continue operating in Point Reyes National Seashore continue to flex their political muscles, this time gaining the support of U.S. Sen. David Vitter, a Republican from Louisiana.
Vitter joined Sen. Dianne Feinstein to attach a rider in the Senate budget resolution that would allow the controversial farm to remain operating in the park for another 10 years.
[For the record, 8:04 p.m.: A previous version of this post incorrectly called the Senate budget resolution a bill.]
If passed, the amendment would circumvent another of Feinstein's riders, that gave the Interior secretary the discretion to extend the farm's lease. Ken Salazar declined to do so, a decision that owner Kevin Lunny is challenging in court.