This week, I requested the Texas Railroad Commission hold a hearing in Arlington regarding an application for a proposed fluid injection well adjacent to Lake Arlington. In response to the request, I released the following statement:
“I have heard from many members of the community who oppose the proposed injection well – for fear that its proximity to Lake Arlington could harm Arlington’s municipal and industrial water supply. Injection wells have been linked to seismic activity, which is also a concern. The people I represent deserve a chance to air their concerns at a public hearing – and not have to travel to Austin to do so. If the Railroad Commission wants to make decisions about what happens in our backyard, they should travel to our backyard and listen to the people who will be most impacted.”
If permitted, the well would inject oil and gas waste into a porous formation less than 100 feet from the edge of Lake Arlington and near the Arlington dam. Concern has been expressed that if seismic activity were to occur, and the dam breaches, flooding could have devastating effects on parts of North Texas.
To read the letter, click here: https://votechristurner.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CTurner_RRC_HearingRequest_3.13.17.pdf