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FMOG submits Request to put Burner into “Park” on 27th St.

Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas (FMOG) submitted a request (Plan Approval) to LA City Planning to expand the natural gas operations (installation of a CEB 800 gas burner) into the landscaped hillside adjacent to 27th Street below the designated work area of the oil drill site on Adams and directly next to the St. Andrews Apartments in Jefferson Park.

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

UPDATE ON EFFORTS TO:

  • 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.

Timeline of Planning Errors & Abuses of Discretion in FMOG Drilling & Expansion Project at Murphy Oil Site

The PDF provides a short summary timeline of the Planning Department's "abuses of discretion" in the FMOG Drilling & Expansion Project at Murphy Oil Site.

 

Appeal #1: Expansion of the Murphy oil site (Adams and Gramercy next to St. Andrews Apts) into the enclosed "park" at 27th and St. Andrews

The below PDF is Appeal #1 regarding the Planning Department's approval of expansion of the Murphy oil site (Adams and Gramercy next to St. Andrews Apts) into the enclosed "park" at 27th and St. Andrews.

HEARING:   May 20, 2014

WHERE:  LA City Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Service Center

               8475 S. Vermont Avenue (at 85th Street)

               Los Angeles 90044

TIME:      after 4:30pm (the hearing will likely go past 5pm)

NEW INFO Appeal #2: Expansion of the Murphy oil site (Adams and Gramercy next to St. Andrews Apts) into the enclosed "park" at 27th and St. Andrews

Below is Appeal #2 with supporting documents and two supplements regarding the Planning Department's approval of expansion of the Murphy oil site (Adams and Gramercy next to St. Andrews Apts) into the enclosed "park" at 27th and St. Andrews.

APPEAL #2

-  Cover letter and attached supporting documents

SUPPLEMENT #1  with 24 exhibits in three PDFs

SUPPLEMENT #2:   Email string of a discussion of Planning Dept., officials regarding new oil drilling at the Murphy Site

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