Skip to comments.Feds join Dakota Access protest camp cleanup in race to avoid ‘environmental disaster’
Posted on 02/14/2017 4:38:49 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced Tuesday that the federal government is moving in to accelerate the cleanup at the Dakota Access protest camp before the snowmelt turns the area into an environmental disaster.
Despite weeks of cleanup at the Oceti Sakowin camp led by the Standing Rock Sioux, the job is only about half-finished. Some areas of the camp, which was built on a floodplain, are already under several inches of water.
With near-record high temperatures expected later this week and significant meltwater flooding already occurring, the situation grows increasingly unsafe by the day, said Mr. Burgum in a statement. Immediate action is needed to protect human life and prevent any further pollution of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers.
Maj. French Pope of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was scheduled Tuesday to visit the camp, located on federal land, in order to assess how the agency can help before flooding carries away the remaining debris, trash, human waste and even cars.
Todays assessment by the Army Corps of Engineers is crucial to accelerating the cleanup process so this land can be properly cleared of garbage, structures, vehicles and human waste before it washes into the rivers, the governor said. We cannot afford to wait any longer. . ."
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Hopefully the Corpse can effect a thorough policing of the area and sent the bill to 0bama.
Geesh, the people that do this should be jailed. They made the mess and THEY should be forced to clean it up.
Eviromentalists, my arse.
The protestors, in their effort to protect the river, so polluted the area the tribal council is afraid the spring melt will wash tons of trash, waste, human fecal matter into the river the protestors were trying to protect.
Yeah, those protesters really care about the environment.
Just a reminder why liberals should have no say about anything..
Gee I don’t that seems dead in the water to me
Maybe the Corps can help out
I have the feeling this nasty mess story is about to get hyped to the nines. The story is the perfect vehicle for the Trump Administration to come down hard on these humongous protests ever convening on land masses. This may work in Trump’s favor.
Shove it down these fake environmentalists throat!
The irony is astounding. These enviro extremists who love mother earth created a .major environmental mess. They created great pollution as they protested a perceived threat to the environment.
Is there any more pictures of the site?
I’d back up the dump trucks into the nearest Indian village.
Trump should be tweeting a pic of the enormous mess every day and a running tab of the cost to clean up after these loons.
Can't, no place open to dump the truck. Already trashed up.
Why doesn’t President Trump tweet about this? The press never fails to report on his tweets.
Why doesnt President Trump tweet about this?Yea, he doesn't have anything more important than that right now.< /sarcasm >
Apparently your funny bone is broken... I was ribbing you over the use of “corpse” instead corp.....
and yeah I read the article about looking for dead folks
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