According to, a variance request has been asked for to allow drilling within 500 feet of an environmentally sensitive area.  In this case, the sensitive area is Grapevine Lake.  The drilling would be on the north side of Grapevine Lake in the City of Flower Mound.

Why would this even be considered?  There is not another spot to drill that is not within 500 feet of a major water source in Dallas / Fort Worth?

This request should be denied immediately.

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