Who We Are
Liveable Arlington is a grassroots group that advocates for clean air, clean water, and responsible stewardship of our environment for future generations.
Liveable Arlington began in 2015 to organize against the rapid expansion of gas drilling, fracking, and drilling infrastructure in Arlington, Texas. We were very alarmed by the resulting air pollution, health impacts, and dangers posed to our children by gas wells situated recklessly close to homes, schools, and preschools. Since our establishment, we have additionally organized to stop the drilling of a wastewater disposal injection well by Lake Arlington, advocated for the prohibition of city-granted waivers to allow drilling less than 600 feet from schools and homes, and have relentlessly worked to stop the drilling of new wells next to preschools and daycares.
2021 Award Recipients
Our 2021 award recipients were critical in helping prevent new drilling at the AC 360 drill site (located at 2000 S Watson Rd.) In June of 2020, French energy giant, Total, requested new permits to drill at their existing drill site, just over 600 feet away from The Mother's Heart Learning Center, and even closer to some residences. Strong public testimony and written disapproval by our award recipients and other community members, along with an increased focus on racial justice in light of the George Floyd murder, led the permits to fail by a vote of 6-3. That win still holds today, and it has gained national attention. You can read more about this victory here.
Liveable Arlington Environmental Justice Award
Social Justice Ministry at St. Matthew Catholic Church
Members of the Social Justice Ministry mobilized to inform residents in the area (many of who were not aware of the drilling plans.) They also worked to encourage residents to voice their concerns to Arlington City Council members.