Reacting to complaints from the public, the Los Angeles City Council agreed to extend the public review period for the controversial LANCER trash-to-energy plant proposal from 60 to 120 days. Opponents of the project had asked the council for a 180-day review period, saying that more time was needed to analyze the health risk from pollution from the facility's smokestack. Under the new schedule, the review period will extend to Sept. 11. The first LANCER project is envisioned for South-Central Los Angeles. Others would later be built in other parts of the city.