On December 8, 2020, five of us met with mayor Michelle Kaufusi and expressed our concerns with the Development Agreement that had been presented to her by City Council and City Staff on June 16, 2020. This is our letter: – – – – – – – December 6, 2020 Dear Mayor Kaufusi We have … Continue reading “Our requests to Mayor Kaufusi re: Christensen Oil Development Agreement”
We are still persevering to keep Provo City from approving additional oil and gasoline storage at Christensen Oil. And to encourage Provo Fire and Rescue to enforce applicable fire code at Christensen Oil. A few updates: 1) We presented at the Maeser Neighborhood Meeting on Wednesday, April 21. The presentation and discussion are about 45 … Continue reading “Update, May 12 2021”
The Salt Lake Tribune wrote an in-depth story about the issues we are having with Christensen Oil. Reporter Leia Larsen and photographer Leah Hogsten interviewed us and took photos. They also spoke with Fire Marshal Lynn Schofield. https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/11/02/residents-oppose/ It was published Monday, Nov 2, on the front page! The drone footage shows just how close … Continue reading “Salt Lake Tribune news story about Christensen Oil”
Fox 13 News Utah interviewed us this week and did a story. They also interviewed Fire Marshal Lynn Schofield. See the coverage here: FOX 13 Investigates: Oil company in Provo fails to meet latest fire code, city says it doesn’t matter https://www.fox13now.com/news/fox-13-investigates/fox-13-investigates-oil-company-in-provo-fails-to-meet-latest-fire-code-city-says-it-doesnt-matter See all the news coverage we’ve gotten so far, here.
We have had many discussions with Provo City Council, the Fire Department, and Neighborhood Services. We are still unsatisfied with many aspects of operations and proposed developments at Christensen Oil. The following is a walking tour around the perimeter of Christensen Oil, where anybody can walk around the Christensen Oil block and can see our … Continue reading “Walking Tour of Safety Issues at Christensen Oil, Provo UT”
Thanks much to reporter Taylor Nelson and photographer Whitney Bigelow for this excellent story in the BYU Daily Universe! Provo neighborhood clashes with oil company over expansion https://universe.byu.edu/2020/09/04/provo-neighborhood-clashes-with-oil-company-over-expansion/ See all the news coverage we’ve gotten so far, here.
Hi Everyone, We released this to the media a week ago. We’ll see what results we get. Feel free to share! ********************* Media Contact Ted Buehler503firstname.lastname@example.orgOrganizer Provo Residents Seek to Block Christensen Oil from Storing More Gasoline and Oil in Their Neighborhood Christensen Oil currently stores 400,000 gallons of oil and gasoline near residential homes … Continue reading “Press Release, Aug 23, 2020, Neighbors oppose expansion at Christensen Oil in Provo”
Provo City staff are making a number of claims about the M1 zoning code amendment (passed June 16) and the Christensen Oil Development Agreement (in draft form as of Aug 30, 2020) that we challenge the accuracy of. They include: Claim 1: “This is not an expansion” Our response — yes, it is an expansion. … Continue reading “Maeser Neighborhood Citizen Responses to Provo City Claims about Christensen Oil Expansion”
Questions we have never gotten a clear answer from Provo City Staff on — we would invite the media to ask these questions of Provo City Staff: 1) How many gallons of gasoline are stored at Christensen Oil on an average day? How much is in aluminum trucks, and how much in steel tanks? 2) … Continue reading “Questions that Provo City won’t answer about Christensen Oil”
Christensen stores some plastic barrels of diesel fuel and lubricating oil against one of their warehouses. Usually about 6000 gallons. This is not allowed in the fire code, which restricts the storage of oil and diesel fuel next to buildings to only 1100 gallons. The location is on the east side of the “Drum Warehouse” … Continue reading “Diesel Fuel Stored too Close to Building at Christensen Oil”
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