Oil Drilling

State officials will begin testing groundwater Tuesday at the site where an oil company used an unauthorized fracking-like drilling method.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is addressing concerns from Collier County leaders and residents. The agency says it’s increasing transparency in its dealings with a Texas-based oil company that was recently fined for using an authorized drilling method in the county.


An ethics complaint was filed against Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday.

Ashley Lopez / WGCU

Collier County Commissioners decided Tuesday to move forward with their legal challenge against state regulators. Commissioners have said the state is not properly enforcing laws following a fracking-like incident near Lake Trafford.

Ashley Lopez / WGCU

A local lawmaker said a recent ruling upholding an oil drilling permit in Collier County is “problematic.”