Florida Roundup: Is There Oil In The Everglades?

Jul 17, 2015

A South Florida company is asking for permission to explore the Everglades west of Broward for oil. Environmentalists say it's a bad idea and some experts argue that there isn't enough oil in Florida to make it worth the effort. 

Miramar city officials oppose the plan to drill just west of the area, citing concerns of contaminating drinking water.

But proponents of a plan that moved forward last year to drill in the Everglades say that new technologies for drilling oil can minimize environmental impact.

Below is a map of wells in use, denied and dry, across the state:

 

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