Security-training camp won't be built in Potrero in Southeast San Diego County Mountains
By Anne Krueger
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
March 8, 2008
Blackwater Worldwide dropped its plans yesterday to build a military and law enforcement training camp in
Brian Bonfiglio, a Blackwater vice president, said the decision came down to noise – gunfire tests at the 824-acre site in Potrero exceeded county standards – and not fiery opposition from residents, environmentalists and those politically opposed to Blackwater's role as a contractor guarding officials in
“Blackwater has maintained its position from the very beginning that if we could not meet or exceed (California) and San Diego County guidelines that we would not proceed, and we are keeping to that commitment,” Bonfiglio said in a statement.
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