Take a good look people at the HUGE mess left behind by the environmental protesters at the Dakota Access pipeline site. Seems like they don’t really don’t give a damn about the environment after all!
Now this mess is threatening the water in the area because of the coming spring melt.
From Washington Times:
Clean-up crews are racing to clear acres of debris at the largest Dakota Access protest camp before the spring thaw turns the snowy, trash-covered plains into an environmental disaster area.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the camp, located on federal land, would be closed Feb. 22 in order to “prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area” at the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota.
If the clean up crews don’t finish in time the flooding will cause all that garbage to contaminate the water.
“Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe,” the Corps said in its statement.
Those involved in the clean-up effort, led by the Standing Rock Sioux, say it could take weeks for private sanitation companies and volunteers to clear the expanse of abandoned tents, teepees, sleeping bags, blankets, canned food, supplies and just plain garbage littering the Oceti Sakowin camp.
The locals were not happy with what they were left to deal and called the protesters out for their hypocrisy.
“It’s unfortunate. Again, that just goes against what they’re fighting against, is leaving that stuff and abandoning it and obviously the environment the river,” Scott Davis, North Dakota Commissioner for Indian Affairs, told KFYR-TV in Bismarck.
Some protesters did try to help with the clean up, but others actually tried to continue to protest, thus blocking the clean-up even more.
What do your think?