Pastor Kelvin Sauls, Donna Ann Ward & Donald Martin speak at Freeport McMoRan Oil Meeting at Holman Church

There will be water, air & oil: Will your community sell you out for a 10K grant?
January 17, 2014  |  By Teka-Lark Fleming | Repost from The Morningside Park Journal

Freeport-McMoRan (Freeport) owns both the Murphy Drill Site in Jefferson Park and Inglewood Oil Field in Baldwin Hills.  Both communities are located in the section of Los Angeles known as South L.A. Inglewood Oil Field has a long history in Los Angeles, it was discovered in 1924 by Standard Oil.  Standard Oil descendants are Exxon, ConocoPhillips and Chevron.

According to the Political Economy Research Institute, Freeport-McMoRan was ranked 22nd in the 2009 report, “Justice in the Air,” among corporations emitting airborne pollutants in the US. The minority share of health risk from Freeport-McMoRan pollutants was 62.1%.

Freeport is a prolific funder of nonprofits in its original home state of Louisiana as well as its stated to be current home in Arizona.

Read more about Freeport-McMoRan here: There will be water, air and oil: Will your community sell you out for a 10K grant?


State Senator Holly Mitchell, Congresswoman Karen Bass & Council President Herb Wesson discuss next steps for oil drilling in South L.A.