FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2014
DEP STATEMENT REGARDING OPERATIONS OF THE DAN A. HUGHES CO. IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE – "In December, DEP caught the Dan A. Hughes Co. conducting unauthorized activities at the Collier-Hogan well south of Lake Trafford in Collier County. The department immediately took action by issuing a Cease and Desist Order and ultimately assessed the maximum civil penalties allowable under Florida law. Since then, DEP has been in dialogue with the Dan A. Hughes Co. regarding their plans and permits in Southwest Florida.
“DEP has asked the Dan A. Hughes Co. to cease all new operations in Florida until the department reviews the results of the monitoring efforts at the Collier-Hogan well.”