Sunday, February 12, 2017

"Environmentalist" protesters wreak havoc on the environment

Hell, it's what they always do. The so-called environmentalists who were protesting the pipeline in North Dakota trashed the place beyond all recognition:
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.
They weren't environmentalists; they were paid socialist activists and a bunch of useful idiots. They left behind tons of trash because they don't give a fuck about the environment; they only care about causing chaos and disrupting society. A number of pipelines already go under the body of water in question, and nobody ever said boo. Suddenly that matters? No, but they managed to get a like-minded lame-duck president to go ahead and try to block the pipeline on his way out the door. Fortunately, the effort failed.

Further, by the time the socialists finally left, they were no longer welcome even by the tribe they supposedly were there to support:
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.
“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.
Naturally, the turds aren't helping matters any.
Many of the several hundred protesters who remained after the early December snowstorm are helping with the effort, some of them attempting to salvage reusable goods. Other activists have been less helpful.
The operation was delayed Wednesday, when activists tried to set up a camp on private property owned by the Dakota Access pipeline company and blocked Highway 1806, resulting in 76 arrests.
For months, these protesters have been trespassing on private land while also being allowed by Emperor Barry I to carry out their horseshit on federal property without evicting them. The pipeline route was completely non-controversial. The only reason to protest was simply to disrupt society and the economy:
The 1,172-mile, four-state pipeline, which is nearly completed, runs almost entirely on private land. Pipeline supporters argue that the oil pipeline route runs alongside an existing natural-gas pipeline, making it the least disruptive to the landscape, while tribal leaders have called for rerouting the project.
Hundreds of people were arrested during the course of the "protest." With a little luck, lots of them will go to jail. I hope they are joined by a couple folks held responsible for the environmental devastation they left behind.

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