Chargers’ plan trampled

Southern California environmentalists are decrying proposed development on the Chula Vista bayfront, where the San Diego Chargers football franchise is considering building a new stadium.

During a recent meeting at the local library, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported, critics of the plan told a packed crowd that construction would destroy wetlands and other wildlife habitat critical to bird nesting, along with the serenity of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Opponents from the Environmental Health Coalition and the Audubon Society support destruction of a power plant now housed at the site, but not the $1 billion stadium. Their pleas came despite assurances from Chargers attorney Mark Fabiani that the team wanted to build the NFL’s first environmentally conscious facility.