Strict Pollution Controls Placed on America's Cup Construction
Due to Baykeeper's recent advocacy, the Port of San Francisco will be required to implement low impact development measures and minimize storm water pollution from construction when it upgrades San Francisco piers in preparation for the America's Cup—and during any future development of Port property. These requirements will significantly reduce a major source of potential pollution to the Bay and help ensure a positive environmental legacy for the America's Cup.
Baykeeper is also working with open-water swimming groups the Dolphin Club and South End Rowing Club to respond to America's Cup plans for a huge, diesel-powered video screen in the middle of the protected swimming area at Aquatic Park.
Meanwhile, five environmental and neighborhood groups have filed an appeal over other environmental concerns about the upcoming boat races. Baykeeper will testify during the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' review of these appeals later this month.
Read more about the new requirements to control storm water pollution from America's Cup development.