Protect Lake Arlington

Railroad Commission of Texas

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Lake Arlington is the main source of drinking water for nearly half a million residents in the Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area. However, Bluestone Natural Resources has filed an application to inject toxic wastewater on the west side of Lake Arlington. Aside from the fact that there is a huge risk of this toxic wastewater leaking and contaminating the water supply for residents, wastewater disposal wells have been found to cause earthquakes as well. This well would also threaten the integrity of Lake Arlington dam which is only 9300 ft. away.

Both the cities of Fort Worth and Arlington prohibit these injection wells as part of their municipal gas well ordinance, yet the Railroad Commission is considering the permit request. This is possible due to a 2015 law passed in Texas called HB40 which gave the state the authority to take away local control and restrict a city's ability to regulate drilling.

The cities of Arlington and Fort Worth have filed protests with the Railroad Commission, and a hearing is scheduled for May 24-25 in Austin, Texas.

Take a few moments to fill out your information (to the right) to send a letter to Railroad Commission of Texas to ask them NOT ALLOW the injection of toxic wastewater near Lake Arlington.  

We also request the hearing be held here in Tarrant County, so affected residents can attend, and speak.

Our future and families depend on it.

Stay in touch with Liveable Arlington and this campaign through their website at http://savelakearlington.org

Disclaimer:
This call-to-action will be submitted as a protest letter to the Texas Railroad Commission. Upon signing your name, you will receive a packet from the Railroad Commission including 1) confirmation of receiving your letter, 2) information on the upcoming public hearing and 3) instructions on how to participate in the hearing IF you are interested. This is completely OPTIONAL.

To: Railroad Commission of Texas
From: [Your Name]

ATTN: Docket Services
The Railroad Commission of Texas
P.O. Box 12967
Austin, TX 78711-2967

Re: Oil & Gas Docket No. 09-0303267; Bluestone Natural Res. II, LLC Rule 9 application

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to submit a public comment in protest of the permitting of Bluestone Natural Resources wastewater disposal well with Tracking number 46045 in Newark East field for Cravens lease well number 1.

As a resident of the Fort Worth-Arlington and neighboring areas, I oppose this permit. Aside from the fact that there is a huge risk of this toxic wastewater leaking and contaminating the water supply for my neighbors, and myself. Wastewater disposal wells have been found to cause earthquakes as well. This well would also threaten the integrity of Lake Arlington dam, which is only 9300 ft. away.

I thank you for this opportunity to voice my opinion and hope you take this protest into consideration.

Sincerely,

[Your signature here]

P.S. [Your additional comment here]