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WFAA: Arlington council rejects drilling lease for Lake Arlington

Fracking opponents made their voices heard at the Arlington City Council on Tuesday night.
Fracking opponents made their voices heard at the Arlington City Council on Tuesday night.

The Arlington City Council moved swiftly Tuesday night to deny a new oil and gas lease with Vantage Energy, the same operator that saw one of its fracking sites undergo a major rupture in April, WFAA reported.

Nearly 10 people spoke against the new deal, which would have authorized exploration under a portion of Lake Arlington.

Anti-fracking advocates told WFAA that they first got wind of the possible deal on Friday.

No one from Vantage spoke at Tuesday’s session. Details of the proposed deal had been discussed previously in executive session.

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Lake Arlington Gas Project: www.lakearlingtongas.org

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