FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2014
AUDIO RELATING TO DAN A. HUGHES LAWSUIT AND REVOCATION
Below is a link to an audio file with three soundbytes pertaining to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's action against Dan A. Hughes. There is also a picture of Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. embedded in this release for your use. Following the link, you will find the verbatim transcript. You may download the file and use this in any broadcast capacity.
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"Today DEP took legal action to revoke all of Dan A. Hughes’s permits to ensure Hughes cannot go back to production at its own discretion at the Collier-Hogan Well or any other site. Hughes officially loses all authority to operate in Florida."
"We also filed a lawsuit in Collier County seeking monetary penalties in excess of $100,000 ensuring Hughes, not Florida taxpayers, pays for important testing and study at the site."
"As Dan A. Hughes Company continues to publicly denounce the efforts of the department moving forward in a transparent manner, revocation of their permits is the only option that offers the assurance that Hughes will not cause damage to our treasured natural resources. We committed to taking any and all regulatory and enforcement action available to us, and today’s actions are proof that DEP honors its commitments."