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Everglades Acid Fracking Draws Official Opposition; Environmentalists Elated

Urged on by a coalition of engaged and alarmed citizens, public officials in Collier County yesterday stood up to a Texas oil company and the state Department of Environmental Protection and pressed on with their decision to sue for greater safeguards against acid fracking in the Everglades.

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Meeting in Naples, the Collier County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to reject County Attorney Jeffrey Klatzkow's recommendation to enter secret settlement talks over the fracking. Instead they will sue to amend the Dan A. Hughes Co.'s drilling guidelines or, in the alternative, revoke its permit.

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