SF supes ok environmental plan for America's Cup 

The city's Board of Supervisors is upholding an environmental impact report for the America's Cup, overriding some environmental and community groups' concerns about the sailing event.

The Sierra Club's San Francisco chapter challenged the report earlier this month, citing concerns about pollution and other aspects of America's Cup-related construction projects.

Race organizers responded to the issues, and the board on Tuesday evening unanimously certified the environmental impact report.

Planning commissioners also unanimously approved it in December. But environmentalists claimed planners failed to analyze water and air pollution as well as possible diesel fuel leaks from the giant floating TV screen to be installed in Aquatic Park.

Preliminary races are this summer. City officials estimate the event will generate 8,000 jobs and inject $1.8 billion into the local economy.

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