COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Here's a timeline of how it all played out.
Last December the DEP caught the Dan A. Hughes Company doing unauthorized work at the well and fined them $25,000.
As part of its punishment, the company needed to meet nine requirements by midnight Tuesday, things like safer operations and more transparency with the public. But instead at 4:45 Tuesday afternoon the company announced it's shutting down the Collier Hogan well in Immokalee effective immediately. 22 minutes later at 5:07, the DEP responded saying it's going to sue the oil company. Then an hour after that at 6:13, Dan A. Hughes sent its own response in an email to WINK News saying it'll mount a vigorous defense.
Remember just last week WINK News told you the company is withdrawing all other plans to drill for oil in Collier County including a controversial site in Golden Gate Estates.
That DEP lawsuit will be brought before a Collier County Circuit Judge. That process could take months before any kind of decision is made.
Count on WINK News to follow this and bring you the latest.