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URGENT Oil: Aug 6 - UNNC Meeting

The UNNC and CD10 need to see you and hear your voices!

Call on the UNNC to oppose the installation of the CEB 800 Gas Burner, in the parkland on 27th & St. Andrews or anywhere else at the Murphy site!

Demand integrity in the Planning Department review process.

WHEN:          August 6 @ 6:30pm

WHERE:        CD10 - 1819 S. Western:  Enter on S. Manhattan Place, just one block west of Western Avenue.

We applaud City Council President Herb Wesson meeting the community half way in his letter opposing installation of the gas burning flare in the parkland.  The community, however, asked for more:

  1.     No installation of the gas burner anywhere at the Murphy site.

The Community opposes the installation of a CEB 800 gas burning flare capable of burning 1,000,000 cubic feet of gas per day, which is the entirety of all of the natural gas produced at the Murphy and Jefferson well sites combined, and equal the amount used by 10,000 houses each day. Freeport’s proposal to install and use that capability violates the Mayor’s Sustainability Plan for the City and the Governor’s Climate Change Plan and his Energy Efficiency Plan. It also runs counter to the World Bank’s and United Nation’s campaign to end all routine gas flaring at oil fields worldwide. There has never before been gas flaring at the Murphy Drill Site. It should not be allowed now.

2.  Require an EIR for the Murphy site

We are opposed to FMOG’s evasion of the normal environmental review which is mandated by the State of California’s CEQA law (the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970).

3.  Demand Integrity in the Planning Department Review Process

No project can be adequately reviewed if the project is repeatedly misrepresented. That is the current case. FMOG has repeatedly changed its story about the purpose of the project, and in the worst case it did so expressly to evade environmental review under CEQA. On this basis alone the project should be rejected by the City. As a result, the community asks that the City Zoning Administrator DENY the application as it was presented; and that the Zoning Administrator require a full environmental review for any new application that is submitted.

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