Baykeeper Updates Related to America's Cup
BK In The News: November 3, 2011
The latest proposal to prevent the spread of invasive seaweed as San Francisco prepares to host the America's Cup would have scuba divers painstakingly remove the pest by hand from old piers before they are torn down.
Blog Post: August 16, 2011
Baykeeper is helping lead the Environmental Council, a coalition of more than thirty organizations, to ensure that the America's Cup leaves a positive environmental legacy for the Bay and our comunities. Along with the Dolphin Club and several coalition partners, Baykeeper voiced concerns at a...
BK In The News: August 12, 2011
Environmentalists are concerned over the impact that the upcoming America's Cup race may have on the bay.
Press Release: August 10, 2011
San Francisco – Environmentalists and neighborhood groups plan to urge San Francisco Planning Commissioners at a public hearing on Thursday, August 11, to make improvements in the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 34th America’s Cup. The Environmental Council – a coalition of more...
BK In The News: July 25, 2011
Heavy construction. Massive crowds. Congested waterways. Based on the city’s recently released draft environment impact report (EIR) for the 2013 America’s Cup, these threats, along with others, are an unavoidable addition to the international event.
BK In The News: July 16, 2011
The America's Cup is expected to create 8,000 jobs and inject more than $1.4 billion into the region's economy when the world's fastest yachts take to San Francisco Bay in 2013. But the anticipated 5 million spectators – with 500,000 on "peak" days – will test the Bay Area's transportation...
BK In The News: July 13, 2011
Members of the public will have a chance to offer feedback on the massive draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the America's Cup at the Planning Commision on August 11 -- one month from the date of the DEIR release, July 11.
Featured Stories: July 13, 2011
The City of San Francisco has released a draft EIR, or Environmental Impact Report, as part of its planning for the 34th America's Cup sailing regatta, which will take place on San Francisco Bay in 2012 and 2013. The EIR is intended to address the potential environmental impacts of the races and...
Press Release: July 11, 2011
San Francisco – More than 30 environmental groups greeted today’s release of the America’s Cup Draft Environmental Impact Report with guarded optimism. The groups said they had worked with the City on analyzing potential environmental impacts to the Bay and San Francisco waterfront from...
BK In The News: March 30, 2011
The America’s Cup could spread something far more destructive across San Francisco Bay than tourists and fast-moving catamarans. While residents on Thursday will discover the extent of traffic and transit havoc that will be wrought by the event, environmentalists have been warning city and port...