NAPLES (CBSMiami/AP) — A disputed southwest Florida oil well is shut down until further notice.
Texas drilling company Dan A. Hughes Co. announced the shutdown of the Collier-Hogan well Tuesday. This comes just days after announcing it had abandoned plans for two exploratory oil wells near endangered panther habitat in the area.READ MORE: Florida School Quarantine Rule Could Be Extended
Also Tuesday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced it would sue the company for failing to comply with a list of previous demands. An email from the agency says the lawsuit would seek additional financial penalties and demand the shutdown of all the operations at the Collier-Hogan well.READ MORE: No Bond For Accused Hollywood Cop Killer Jason Banegas Who Was Released From Jail 30 Days Ago On Probation
A company spokesman said in a prepared statement that shutting down the well was an operational decision by the company and not because of any outside request.
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