City of Whittier Looses lawsuit June 6, 2013
Please read the letters that was sent from WHOW to MRCA, SMMC. L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the City of Whittier regarding the settlement. Posted Sept 5, 2013
ARTICLE FROM RL MILLER (WRITTEN ON HER OWN) CHAIRPERSON OF
THE ENVIRONMENTAL CAUCUS
of the California Democratic Party
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HERE ARE EXCERPTS FROM THE WHITTIER DAILY NEWS ARTICLE ON JULY 8, 2013
The left-for-dead Whittier oil project could be heading back on track.
"There is a lot of money on the table," Markman said. "Perhaps that might meet everybody's needs."
Markman has repeatedly suggested that the MRCA would settle for some amount
of cash instead of sticking to its principles.
"I'm sure there will be a substantial amount of money involved" during the talks, Markman said.
What could be bringing the MRCA to the table is the promise of dollars to purchase other plots of land for future preservation. Also, if the oil drilling was allowed to go forward, Matrix would have to spend $15
million on land it would purchase elsewhere, to make up for damaging the seven acres needed for drilling in the Whittier nature preserve.
He said Whittier has spoken to the MRCA about the "environmental value" of making a deal.