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originally posted by: Kester
originally posted by: Rezlooper
I say to my Native brothers and sisters and all protesters of these pipelines everywhere, If you really want to fight this, then we, all of us Americans, need to stop driving in cars, heating our homes with gas, traveling in planes, mowing your lawns with motorized mowers, or playing with our toys (4x4's and snowmobiles) and start going back to 150 year ago methods. Sorry to say, but the product that is destroying our planet is the product that we demand. Until we stop demanding it, we're all screwed!
Fossil fuel addiction. It's easy to get and hard to let go.
originally posted by: neo96
Your doing it wrong.
When your protests end up making a bigger environmental impact that what they are supposedly protesting about.
originally posted by: chiefsmom
I have a quick question, as to the safety issue of the pipelines.
Wouldn't it be better to go over the river?
It just seems like any leak or break would be noticed faster.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
All the "we inspired everybody and stood up to a corporation and look at what we achieved!" talk is rather humorous given that they didn't really do anything they wanted to do, unless something changes in a big way.
But I mean....good on them for having a big ass campout and leaving a mess I guess?
Imagine people using them as a resource which can and will become depleted. Common sense and priorities coming into play. You in the industry? Not poking fun but you sound like a man with something to lose in this thread.
originally posted by: Lysergic
Imagine your life without petroleum products...
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: Rezlooper
just the people from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are cleaning up, not all the protesters themselves. you know the ones that came out whining about the impact on the/their environment. it makes a difference who is actually cleaning it up.
So, they just walked along and threw trash on the ground, you assume?
Materials for salvage were set to the side, while loaders scraped up bucket loads of abandoned tents, sleeping bags, cooking utensils, food goods, and personal items mixed into slushy snow and ice.[/color] It all got poured into piles and dumpsters arranged around the camp perimeters and trucked to the landfill.
Abandoned Cars, Tents and Trash Left Behind By Protesters Who Have Gone Home
The tribe hopes to complete the work before any spring floodwaters from the Cannonball River can wash debris into the Missouri River.
The camp is near the rivers' confluence. It's been home since August to hundreds and sometimes thousands of pipeline opponents. Most have left, and they've left behind abandoned cars, tents and trash. Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault says the cleanup could take weeks. The cost isn't known.
Cleanup Begins At Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Encampment
it all got poured into piles and dumpsters arranged around the camp perimeters and trucked to the landfill.
On Tuesday, contractors hired by the tribe began to clean up the protest sites. Loaders, dump trucks, an excavator, and skid-steers moved into the Oceti Sakowin camp and began to tear down structures and abandoned dwellings. Articles deemed worthy of salvage were set aside for donation in Bismarck and on other reservations. Still, massive amounts of trash remain and spring floodwaters are coming. “It is paramount for public safety, and to prevent an environmental disaster, that the camps be cleared prior to a potential spring flood,” Gov. Doug Burgum said in a statement on Monday. “Once the floodwaters recede, the land will need to be cleaned and eventually restored to pre-protest conditions.” At present, cleanup efforts are focusing on removing the camps themselves. The cost of cleaning up the camps is yet to be determined. .
The process has ironically shown how much the protesters themselves participated in the very disposable society they once criticized. “I came here to fight for the environment. A lot of this stuff was donated and used once and now it’s garbage. It’s like the aftermath of a hurricane,” said Joe Britt, who came to help construct the camp and has remained to watch it taken down.