Based on the evidence presented, the City responded favorably requiring Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas (FMOG) to demonstrate their compliance with all conditions in preparation for a public hearing.
FMOG hired an expensive law firm, Gibson Dunn, to tell the City that they would not follow the law and failed to comply with the City’s order by the September 1 deadline.
The City has now responded by telling FMOG that they are responsible for complying with the law regardless of what their legal counsel advises. The City has given FMOG a new deadline and warned them that the City will hold a public hearing with our without FMOG’s compliance.
We are very encouraged by the City’s actions on behalf of our community.
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