Water Management District Backs Everglades DealThe South Florida Water Management District has approved a plan to buy about 20,000 acres in the Everglades, a deal that would block exploratory oil drilling on part of the property.
Appeals Court Refuses To Rehear Everglades Drilling CaseAn appeals court Tuesday rejected a request to hold another hearing after a three-judge panel ruled last month that the state should issue a permit for exploratory oil drilling in the Everglades.
Court Clears Way For Everglades DrillingOverturning a decision by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, an appeals court Tuesday ordered the state to issue a permit to a major Broward County landowner that wants to drill an exploratory oil well in the Everglades.
House Republican Files Proposal To Ban ‘Fracking’ In FloridaWith the idea getting support from Gov. Ron DeSantis, a House Republican has filed a proposal to ban the oil and gas-drilling process known as “fracking” in Florida.
Everglades Drilling Decision ScrutinizedThe chief judge of the 1st District Court of Appeal appeared skeptical Tuesday of a decision by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to block a Broward County landowner from drilling an exploratory oil well in the Everglades.
House Backs High-Profile Drilling, 'Uber' BillsAfter an intense debate spread over two days, the Florida House on Wednesday approved a bill that would revamp regulation of the controversial oil and gas drilling process known as "fracking."
Multi-Agency Exercise Tests Oil Spill ReadinessHas South Florida readied itself for an oil spill disaster like that seen in the Gulf oil spill in spring 2010? New oil drilling on Cuba's waters brings reason for concern.
Effects Of Proposed Oil Drilling Inch Closer To KeysNew oil drilling off Cuba’s waters means an oil spill may be just months away from the Florida Keys, according to the government's computer models.
Offshore Oil Drilling "Not In Florida Waters," Lawmaker SaysWaters around South Florida will remain untouched by oil drills – at least this legislative season, said Senate President Mike Haridopolos.
Fla. Drilling Ban Gets Mixed ReactionsFlorida's coastline will remain off limits to oil drilling for at least the next seven years. That's the decision from the Obama Administration and it is an about face triggered by the BP oil spill.