Total Energies has applied for permits to drill and frack four new gas wells at their Highpoint site located at 2250 E. Arbrook Blvd. in Arlington,Texas. The site is in District 5 which is represented by Councilwoman Rebecca Boxall.

A hearing and vote for granting a drillzone permit took place on February 27, 2024 before the Arlington city council. A second reading and vote, and then a public hearing and vote for the four gas well permits will take place on Tuesday, March 5.

Once a drillzone permit has been granted, the city of Arlington can approve any number of gas wells in secret inside the drillzone without informing neighbors. For instance, the city approved 17 new gas wells Total's Bruder site in 2022 about 325 feet from homes using this tactic. The resulting drilling that has continued for a year has caused horrendous noise, property damage, horrific emissions, illnesses, according to residents. The city has taken NO action to improve the situation despite many complaints by affected residents.

Residents can speak for three minutes in opposition, sign a card in opposition and raise their hand when their name is called or send an email in opposition.

Information about the proposed wells provided by the city is here. See Facebook event page for updates.

Event Location: 
Arlington City Hall TX
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm