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June 5, 2015: What happened at the May 12, 2015 FMOG Zoning Administrator Hearing?

Read the Neighborhood News Interview with Jefferson Park resident Steven Peckman…

June 4, 2015: UNNC Oil Meeting

WHEN:          Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7pm.

WHERE:        CD10 Field Office (1819 S. Western Enter on S. Manhattan Place, just one block west of Western Avenue.)

WHY:            NEW INFORMATION - Ask UNNC to change its position to now oppose any installation of a CEB 800 gas burner

May 12, 2015: Oil Hearing Report

GREAT NEWS: The Hearing file will stay open until August 14 which allows us to send comments to the Zoning Administrator (ZA) until that date.  Send your comments!!!!  


New information revealed by FMOG during the Hearing resulted in the following research:

May 11, 2015: UNNC Supports Community on Murphy Oil Site

The UNNC supported the community and submitted a letter to the Zoning Administrator regarding placing the proposed gas burner in the existing work facility.  The letter will be presented to the ZA during the Planning Hearing on May 12, 2015.

NEXT STEPS: FMOG Drilling & Expansion Project at Murphy Oil Site


  • Stop the expansion of Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas (FMOG) expansion of gas operations into the parkland (27th St. & St. Andrews) adjacent to the active production facility at the Murphy Drill Site (2126 W Adams Bvd), and
  • Require that all development projects at the Murphy Drill Site be subjected to proper reviews by the City’s Planning Department.

The short version of the story:

Oil: Outcome of June 3, 2014 Hearing

Today LA City Council President Herb Wesson announced during the June 3, 2014 meeting of the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission that he had brokered an agreement regarding two appeals about the LA City Planning Dept., approval that allows the oil company, Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas (FMOG), to expand its operations of the Murphy oil site (Adams and Gramercy) into the enclosed "park" at 27th and St. Andrews south of the controlled drill site.
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