A resident called 911 at 1:14 a.m. today when he heard a loud noise coming from the Bruder Gas Drill Site near his home on Glen Springs Drive in Arlington, Texas. This site is operated by Chesapeake.
This is how close gas drill sites are zoned for residential neighborhoods:
While we did not receive a response from the City, the Fire Department promptly released this Incident Report to us when we requested information:
Apparently, these incidents are fairly common in the gas patch. We heard Fire Chief Crowson testify at a recent Energy Resources Hearing in Austin that there have been approximately twenty gas releases in Arlington over the past year. That's too many. We were gassed. These residents were gassed. Who will be next?