For transparent, accountable government,
and the full disclosure of environmental public
health and safety issues including gas and oil field operations.
Office: 310-721-3512   Email:
11934 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Gas & Oil Fields
Baldwin Hills /
Inglewood / PXP
Playa Vista

Grassroots Coalition Fighting for You

KNBC4-TV Burning Questions Investigation - Playa Vista

Full disclosure of health and safety issues

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Read the winning decision
(key points highlighted, .pdf file)

Read a summary of the winning decision (corresponds to highlighted decision, .pdf file)

Download Original ETINA Brief Case Number B174856 (Microsoft Word format)

Read the Reply Brief filed with the Court of Appeal of the State of California

Read the Complaint Case dated October 14, 2005 to the California Public Utilities Commission, about the Safety of the Southern California Gas Company Gas Storage Facility in Playa del Rey

Log books, reports warning the developers and the city of the gas dangers, maps and video.
Playa Vista's 6 most misleading and erroneous statements
"GREED, GRIDLOCK, AND GAS - the Playa Vista Story"
Click here for a clear and concise video exposť showing hazards.
Find out if you live on top of an oil/gas well
Local and national TV coverage, articles, press releases, and correspondence. should this area be protected.

Other organizations who are committed to stopping the Playa Vista Development.

Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community has requested
an injunction to stop PXP drilling in the Inglewood oilfield

until a proper "industry standard" study of health and safety
issues in the PXP oilfield and adjacent neighborhoods is done.
More than 200,000 people living around the PXP / Baldwin Hills / Inglewood
oilfield are at risk and may be directly impacted by the future drilling.

Broken Dreams is a 16 minute movie about PXP's
Inglewood Oilfield and its neighbors health and safety woes.
What to expect when living next to the PXP oilfield
Smelling fumes in your backyard? Toxic? Wondering about those cracks in your
walls and foundation? Could they be PXP's fault? Tom Williams, an oil industry expert,
explains that for the last 20 years refineries have been held to a much higher standard than
oilfields. Oilfield operators are getting a "free pass" on air quality standards and expanded
drilling. Cancer, asthma, broken buildings, and broken dreams may be the price we pay.

PXP Baldwin Hills / Inglewood Oilfield FACTS
single page handout flyer (pdf) Replaced on Feb 10, 2009
Potentially hazardous oilfield gases at the PXP / Baldwin Hills / Inglewood Oilfield
Issues to consider if you live in and around Baldwin Hills.
Report Odors   Call 1-800-CUT-SMOG Complaint Guidelines
Ask your inspector to bring a gas monitor.
Here is a handy guide for checking structural changes in and around your home.
single page handout flyer (pdf) New as of Feb 10, 2009
Do you have cracks in your foundation, walls and swimming pool?
Did your water main break? Experiencing hillside erosion? Creaking sounds?
Report Damage to Gary Gless. Call 310-227-3201 or email:
Courtesy of: Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community

PXP's Inglewood Gas & Oil Fields in Baldwin Hills and
Playa Vista and Sempra (SoCal Gas) Oilfields and Underground Gas Storage

Sempra Energy Information
The Playa del Rey storage field was originally an oil field that produced during the 1930s. Following more than ten years of production, the pressure in the field dropped to a level that was less viable for oil production, but very suitable for natural gas storage. In 1942, the U.S. government initiated underground storage of natural gas as part of ...

Grassroots Coalition fighting for you

Since 1993, Grassroots Coalition's President Patricia McPherson has lead the fight for full disclosure of health and safety issues related to oil field gases at Playa Vista and the surrounding areas.

Grassroots Court Victory against Playa Vista and LA City

In October 2005, the California Appellate Court vacated the approval of the Playa Vista Phase I Methane Mitigation System and ordered the City to determine whether to perform a Supplemental or Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) according to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act).

The Appellate Court agreed with Grassroots Coalition and its co-plaintiffs that the effects of dewatering (removal of water) as part of the methane mitigation measures and the methane mitigation systems ability to perform properly had not been studied. Issues to be studied include cumulative impacts of dewatering; cumulative subsidence and contamination spread, and performance of the 50' vent wells, dewatering as it affects the wetland habitat, recharge rate of the aquifer, salt water intrusion and waste water issues.

Grassroots Victory against Sempra Energy (Southern California Gas Company) in Playa del Rey

On December 20th, 2007 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a settlement agreement of complaint cases relating to the natural gas storage field owned and operated by The Gas Company in the Playa del Rey area of the City of Los Angeles.

To fully understand this Grassroots victory read the full: Sempra Energy "Important Information about Playa del Rey Natural Gas Storage Operations" above.

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