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[OIL] Murphy Site (Adams Blvd): Fight FMOG's Appeal to Install a Gas Burning Flare

July 28, 2016:  The Zoning Administrator ruled AGAINST Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas’s (FMOG’s) proposal to install a CEB 800 natural gas burning flare to burn 400,000 cubic feet of gas per day in the parkland at the Murphy Drill Site at 2126 W Adams Blvd.  FMOG has filed an appeal to try to overturn the decision. Here are the basics of what you need to know, how to find out more, and what you can do, followed by a more detailed discussion of key elements of the case.

The most important things that you can do are:

July 14, 2016: FMOG Appeals Denial of Gas Burner

Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas (FMOG) appealed the Zoning Administrator's (ZA) denial of its proposal to install a CEB 800 flare to burn 400,000 cubic feet of gas per day at the Murphy Drill Site on Adams Blvd.  The ZA highlighted that the gas burner "...is not in the interests of the public’s health, welfare, and safety.

Details of the ZA decision to deny the gas burning flare proposal are here.   The FMOG appeal is attached.

BREAKING NEWS!!! City Denies FMOG Burner at Murphy Drill Site

June 30, 2016: The Zoning Administrator denied FMOG's request to install a CEB 800 flare to burn 400,000 cubic feet of gas per day at the Murphy Drill Site on Adams Blvd.  The ZA highlighted that the gas burner "...is not in the interests of the public’s health, welfare, and safety.

The Zoning Administrator in the Murphy Drill Site case:

[OIL] FMOG TO RESTART 4th & Washington OIL FACILITY? Update on Murphy case, CEQA, and FMOG

The UNNC will discuss updates on the Murphy case including the 4th Ave site and discuss additional actions for proper CEQA review.

Attend the UNNC meetings to hear about the plans:

WHAT:  UNNC Planning & Zoning Committee

DATE:  Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TIME:  7pm

[OIL] 8/21/15: WESSON OPPOSES BURNER ANYWHERE AT MURPHY

Council President Herb Wesson supported our community opposing FMOG’s proposal to install a wasteful gas burning flare in the parkland (27th and St Andrews).  He recently submitted a revised letter (see attached) to the Zoning Administrator joing our community in OPPOSING THE INSTALLATION OF THE BURNER ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY including in the active work area.  In the attached new statement our council representative states:

OIL: LATIMES South LA Opposes Burner

See the LA Times August 17, 2015 Story About the FMOG Burner at the Murphy Drill Site:

South L.A. residents resist oil firm's plans to burn gas at drilling site

 “…Community residents are challenging the [FMOG] plan, arguing that it is wasteful to burn gas that could create electricity. And they are pressing for the city to scrutinize the environmental effects of drilling at the site — with or without the new burner.”

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!!!!  

WHAT DID WE LEARN?

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

OIL Hearing May 12, 2015 (rev 150509)

May 12, 2015 HEARING on Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas (FMOG) request to install a gas burner in the park at 27th and St. Andrews and receive an exemption from environmental review.  Please attend and participate.  LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.

9/19/14: Community Responds to FMOG Application: Conditions & Mitigations

The UNNC developed a list of recommendations called Conditions & Mitigations regarding the Murphy Oil site at Gramercy and Adams in response to the recent application by FMOG to expand the operations to the park-like setting at 27th Street & St.

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