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Top Stories: Arlington Residents Voice Concerns On Proposed Injection Well

Bob Booth/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton listens to concerned residents during a town hall meeting about a proposed injection well in Arlington at the Meadowbrook Community Center. More than 150 people filled seats and bleachers in the center.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Residents sounded off last night at a public forum over a proposed saltwater injection well near Lake Arlington.

Oil and gas company Bluestone says it needs the well to dispose of wastewater from its nearby operations. Fort Worth, Arlington, and the regional water board have filed protests against the application. They’re concerned the well could pollute drinking water.

The Railroad Commission will hold a public hearing next month in Austin about Bluestone’s permit application.

Photo credit: Bob Booth/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Other stories this morning:

  • Early voting begins Monday for North Texas municipal elections.
  • In the first few months since he moved from Juneau, Alaska, the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas is already making a mark.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.