There were two earthquakes in Arlington, Texas this week ~ the first one in the downtown area on September 7th with a 2.4 magnitude. The second one ~ a 2.5 magnitude ~ occurred on September 12th. The epicenter is in close proximity to the EnerVest, LLC drill site (formerly owned by Carrizo Oil & Gas.) They plan to drill a bunch of shale gas wells in the quake zone.
EnerVest has scheduled a public meeting this Monday, September 15th to discuss future plans for the Perr Drill Site located at 2825 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX:
After the public meeting EnerVest, LLC gets to present their case before the Planning & Zoning Commission on Wednesday, September 17th to request an amendment to a Special Use Permit (SUP) to establish a drill zone to drill more gas wells - in an earthquake zone.
Click HERE for the Perr Site Plan
We're pretty sure ALL future plans for fracking in Arlington are over ~ or at least they should be. Our next mayoral candidate tells us that gas drilling discussion will happen soon, but as one English Composition instructor taught our class ~ "show, don't tell." As human-induced seismicity continues to shake the ground in Arlington and other towns, we have mountains to move in our State.