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Former SF Supes President Peskin Sues Over America's Cup Race

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) -- The former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has filed a lawsuit seeking a new environmental review of the America's Cup sailing race.

A group calling itself Waterfront Watch filed the lawsuit Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court.

Former board president Aaron Peskin signed the lawsuit saying he was a member of the group. The unincorporated group describes itself as "persons and entities that objected to approval" of San Francisco hosting sailing's most prestigious racing event in September 2013.

The lawsuit alleges the city failed to properly review the environmental impacts that the event will have on the San Francisco Bay and the city.

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote next week on final approval of the financial agreement between the city and race organizers.

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