What are the Standing Rock Protesters about? Why saving the environment, of course. But there is a snafu from Mother Nature. The Missouri River is about to flood close to the protesters’ camp area and is forcing thousands of protesters to leave early.
In the now abandoned makeshift village on the North Dakota prairie, semi trucks are hauling debris left from the opposition campers to the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Here’s Jim Geraghty’s take in NRO.
“It looks like a trash pile,” said Dotty Agard, who lives on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation that borders camp. “But it’s getting picked up, and every spot is starting to look better and better as we work together.” …
Heavy equipment and semi-trucks barrel through. Contractors for the tribe are hauling out waste by the dumpster to disposal sites across the region.
Notice this Reuters photo: “An opponent of the Dakota Access oil pipeline watches a building burn after it was set alight by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, S, February 22, 2017. Credit: Terray Sylvester/Reuters.”
Let me get this straight: To protest carbon emissions and showcase your concern for the environment, you’re burning things to the ground? Do you guys ever wonder why no one takes you seriously?
— Brianne O’Brien (@brianneobrien) February 23, 2017
— Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) February 22, 2017