Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Thanks, but I'll take the pipeline

In a twist of supreme irony, the radical left-wing activists who protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) near Native American land because of its alleged environmental threat have themselves created an environmental crisis.
“With the amount of people that have been out there and the amount of estimated waste and trash out there, there is a good chance it will end up in the river if it is not cleaned up,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Capt. Ryan Hignight told the Associated Press Wednesday. 
Just how much waste and trash did the environmentally conscious DAPL protesters leave? “Local and federal officials estimate there’s enough trash and debris in the camp to fill about 2,500 pickup trucks,” reported AP.

 “Garbage ranges from trash to building debris to human waste, according to Morton County Emergency Manager Tom Doering,” the AP report continued. In addition to rubbish and excrement, there are also a lot of abandoned cars at the site.
“There are roughly 200 vehicles down there at last count, ranging from cars and pickups to rental trucks,” George Kuntz, vice president of the North Dakota Towing Association, said in an interview with Western Wire.
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That's not all they left behind.
Crews continue to clean up the Oceti Sakowin protest camp. As officers moved in and protesters moved out, garbage wasn't the only thing left behind

Two dogs and six puppies were found and rescued at the main Dakota Access Pipeline Camp by Furry Friends Rockin' Rescue. 
The rescue group has been working hard to catch all the animals that were left behind at the camp. 
"Extremely sad being these guys were left behind. But we offer, Furry Friends offers hope," Tiffany Hardy with the rescue group said. "I mean there's so much hope within Furry Friends as far as these puppies finding homes." 
Furry Friends Rockin' Rescue said they plan to go back to the protests camps to catch more animals. They said they're having a hard time because the loud machinery is scaring the animals. 
"It's a mess down there, so it's really, really hard to find these animals and get them," Julie Schirado with the rescue group said.
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