South Los Angeles residents are at odds with the oil company Freeport-McMoRan over its plans to add a burner to its West Adams Boulevard site in order to burn off unused gas, the Los Angeles Times reports. Local residents have environmental concerns about drilling on the land, in general, and say it’s a waste to burn gas that could be used to create electricity. The oil company insists no environmental review is needed. City officials are expected to soon weigh in on the issue.

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