OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge refused to stop the federal government from shutting down an embattled oyster farm in Marin County's Tomales Bay.


Tomales Bay Oyster Co., the Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture, and a handful of local restaurants and businesses sued the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service in July, seeking to prevent the government from closing Drakes Bay Oyster Co.


But U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers refused to issue a preliminary injunction on Sept. 9.


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