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Environmentalists want better planning

Updated: August 11, 2011, 7:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Conservation groups on Thursday called on city leaders to improve plans for reducing the environmental impact of events related to the America's Cup in 2013, when the world's fastest yachts will race on San Francisco Bay drawing millions to its famous shoreline.

City planners heard public comments Thursday afternoon on the 1,400-page draft environmental impact report outlining plans to protect water, air and land from pollution during the event's 50 days of racing.

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