Court says order allowing Everglades oil drilling was ‘issued in error’

A state court said Monday afternoon that an order affirming an oil drilling proposal for the Everglades had been “issued in error.”

Earlier that day, the First District Court of Appeal posted an order that appeared to hand a major legal victory to Kanter Real Estate LLC, which had proposed an exploratory well in the Everglades of western Broward County.

The court order refused a request by the state of Florida to rehear the case, allowing to stand its order that the state issue a permit for the well.

“Motion for rehearing en banc filed by the appellee, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, on February 20, 2019, is denied,” the court said.