Environmentalists have a tendency to attack anyone who opposes their views as hateful to animals and irresponsible to the world in which we live.
Environmental groups laud themselves as gracious protectors of nature.
So, when hundreds of environmentalists gather together for an extended protest, we should expect them to be doing so much more than the average American to protect the area where they are protesting, right?
Apparently, that is not the case.
Protesters remained at the Oceti Sakowin camp protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline for months.
At its peak in August, Allen B. West reported that there were thousands of protesters at the site.
Hundreds remained until authorities cleared the area last week with the support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
The protestors arrived to oppose the development of the pipeline claiming that it would threaten the area’s water supply.
But their own actions have created a significant threat to the very water supply they claimed to be protecting.
PJ Media reported that protestors left behind so much trash and garbage that it will take an estimated 2,500 trucks to haul it off. Gov. Doug Burgum (R) called the situation “the biggest ecological mess on the entire Missouri Rivers system from top to bottom in this country.”
Burgum “compared the camp where tends had been set up and wooden structures built to something between a landfill and a junkyard.”
If the trash and debris are not cleaned up before the snow melts, the area will fill with water and leak into the tribe’s water supply.
So, the protestors have in fact created an environmental disaster for the land and people they claimed to be there to protect.
As if that were not enough, The Washington Free Beacon reported that animal rescue organizations are busy trying to catch and rescue all the dogs that protesters left behind.
An estimated 20 dogs, including puppies, were left behind as the protesters vacated the area last week.
So much for protecting animals, the land and the native people of that land.