Local representatives in the state Legislature are drafting legislation to keep a Montana-based company from constructing an oil and gas waste landfill in the headwaters of Sam Rayburn Reservoir.

The PA Prospect Company is applying for a permit with the Texas Railroad Commission in hopes of building a non-hazardous oil and gas waste facility at the intersection of state Highway 103 and County Road 4305 — which is about a mile and half from Highway 96.

Sam Rayburn

The sun sets over Sam Rayburn Reservoir on a night in July. The PA Prospect Company is applying for a permit with the Texas Railroad Commission in hopes of building an oil and gas waste landfill in the headwaters of Sam Rayburn Reservoir.

Jess Huff’s email address is jess.huff@lufkindailynews.com.