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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Arlington City Council Rejects Chesapeake's Proposed Gas Well Site

The Arlington City Council tonight rejected Chesapeake Energy's request for proposed gas well site. The Rush Creek site would have been located in southwest Arlington. Details are sketchy at this time on the decision to reject the proposed site. The city council has rejected a number of the company's proposals during the past 18 months. Many residents of the proposed site at the corner of South Bowen Road and West Bardin Road had voiced concerns about safety, noise, traffic and the potential environmental impact a site would have on the neighborhood. Stay tuned for a followup on this story as details become available.

The Rush Creek site (Bowen and Bardin) was denied approval by a 7-1 vote. The Truman site in north Arlington was unanimously approved for 2 permits.

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