The "environmentalist protesters" there appear to have precipitated an impending environmental disaster.
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.
It's interesting how that works: when conservatives, like the TEA partiers, protest, they leave the areas cleaner than they were when the protest sites were occupied. When Leftists protest, their sites are left knee-deep in garbage.
As one person noted:
I live in DC. You can always tell whose protesting by the trash they leave behind. March for woman, trash knee deep. March for life, like they were never there.
What a surprise. Leftists care so much about the environment, but trashing it doesn't bother them in the least. There's a word for that.
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 Standing Rock Sioux Indians have been asking people for months to help clean the place up and then go home, but to little avail. Party time, dude!
Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman Dave Archambault II has urged protesters for months to vacate the area, citing the environmental damage to the prairie as well as the risk to people and property from the flooding.
“Please, once again, we ask that people do not return to camp,” Mr. Archambault said after the arrests. “The fight is no longer here, but in the halls and courts of the federal government. Here at the camp, those who remain should be working together to help clean and restore the land.”
No, most of the "protesters" aren't interested in restoring the land; they are, after all, Leftists.