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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 04:01 AM

South Florida family wins court battle to drill for oil in Everglades

Source: Miami Herald


By Samantha J. Gross, Miami Herald 7 hrs ago

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - After nearly four years of legal battles, a Miami family that made its fortune in real estate will now be able to drill an exploratory oil well in the Everglades, just west of the Broward County suburbs.

A Tallahassee appeals court reversed a decision by the state's Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday, ultimately granting Kanter Real Estate the authority to drill.

The land Kanter Real Estate President John Kanter is interested in drilling is on a 20-mile-wide, 150-mile-long stretch of shale between Miami and Fort Myers dubbed the Sunniland Trend. The western part of that stretch has been tapped into by a Texas oil company, but the Kanter family argues that it has found the potential for oil on the eastern part.

The land sits in one of the South Florida Water Management District's three conservation areas.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/south-florida-family-wins-court-battle-to-drill-for-oil-in-everglades/ar-BBTdNGo?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 04:14 AM

1. Whatever the hell could ever go wrong here?

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 04:24 AM

2. Try to look at it like a Republican would.

If you're going to eventually have sea salt in your drinking water for your electrolytes, you may as well add a little oil to make it into an energy drink.

It will also then become a tourist attraction.

What's not to like?.......... .........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:32 PM

12. Sounds like the premise in "Idiocracy"

and yes, they are exactly that evil.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 05:40 AM

3. May they be eaten by alligators. Nt

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 08:03 AM

6. My sentiments exactly

I'd add: "slowly."

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 09:03 AM

9. Amen

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 06:39 AM

4. This had better get tied up in higher courts.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 07:19 AM

5. florida elects republicans, so this is no big deal when they destroy the environment...people of

florida deserve what happens...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 08:55 AM

7. That's Miami's water supply. What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 09:01 AM

8. Gee, what could go wrong? nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 09:57 AM

10. Don't they have enough money? n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:21 PM

11. This will mess up Florida. The environment and the nice housing in the state.

Value will turn to crap.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:52 PM

13. Would be interested to see if the Kanters have leased this land to an exploration company, yet.

It's a pretty safe bet they're not going to do the drilling themselves.

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