City Council Motion for 4th Ave. drill site Nuisance Abatement Hearing:
Council President Herb Wesson will make a motion (attached) before Council directing LA City Planning to initiate a Nuisance Abatement Hearing regarding the 4th Ave. Drill Site.
The motion is in response to concerns raised by our community over the past year and through our Neighborhood Council (UNNC) about the operations and violations at the site as well as Planning’s unwillingness to uphold City code on oil and gas production.
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.”
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:
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:
“…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.”