"WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., requested that the Environmental Protection Agency weigh in on an unauthorized oil drilling incident close to the Florida Everglades.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection already has intervened in the situation, which happened south of Lake Trafford in Collier County. According to the state, Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Co. conducted unauthorized activities at its Collier County site, moving ahead with a new extraction procedure even though the state had requested it wait.
The activities took place in December 2013. The company proposed what the state called an 'enhanced extraction procedure that had not previously been used in Florida,' one that would involve injecting a dissolving solution at sufficient pressure to help enhance oil production."