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SCF Victory for Panther Habitat as Oil Driller Leaves Florida!
The fight began in April 2013 when the Dan Hughes Oil Company mailed a letter informing residents of a Naples suburb they were living in a "hydrogen sulfide evacuation zone" for an exploratory well. The well, which would be 1,000 feet from residences and less than one mile from the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, sparked public protests, meetings with elected officials, and hearings to assess the environmental impacts from the company's oil wells in the western Everglades. The county was so concerned about the impacts it challenged a consent order between the drilling company and the state.
On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Dan Hughes Oil Company announced it was stopping work on another well in the area minutes before the Florida DEP announced it would file suit. This is a great victory for all the dedicated activists and citizens of southwest Florida. While we have won this battle, the war on oil drilling is far from over. Two other companies, Tocala and Burnett, are proposing to do seismic testing (a precursor to exploratory drilling) on over 200,000 acres in the Big Cypress area.
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