Opponents of Artificial Turf Fields in Golden Gate Park Sue

Legal group wants to stop the new fields in Golden Gate Park.

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    This turf war is headed to court, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

     The newspaper reports that opponents of a plan to replace grass soccer fields with artificial turf playing surfaces in Golden Gate Park have filed a lawsuit to stop the project. The lawsuit, filed Oct. 12, alleges that the environmental review was inadequate because it did not disclose health risks associated with the chemicals used in the turf, the newspaper reported.
    The SF Coalition for Children's Outdoor Play, Education, and the Environment filed the lawsuit, according to the newspaper. 
    The project has also been appealed to the California Coastal Commission, the newspaper reported.
    Construction was supposed to begin in January 2013.
    The $14-million plan was approved by city planning officials as well as the Board of Supervisors.