Mine is pegged. I’m not so sure about the protestors’.
Recall that the claimed purpose of the Dakota Pipeline protests by the Standing Rock Sioux and their supporters was their alleged concern that the pipeline or future leaks from it would pollute the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe, the tribe’s water source, and damage the Sioux’ sacred grounds.
Clean-up crews are racing to clear acres of debris at the largest Dakota Access protest camp before the spring thaw turns the snowy, trash-covered plains into an environmental disaster area.
The US Army Corps of Engineers [closed the area] in order to “prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area” at the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota.
“Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe,” the Corps said in its statement.
Those involved in the clean-up effort, led by the Standing Rock Sioux, say it could take weeks for private sanitation companies and volunteers to clear the expanse of abandoned tents, teepees, sleeping bags, blankets, canned food, supplies and just plain garbage littering the Oceti Sakowin camp.
It’s not like the protestors actually cared about sacred grounds or pollution—including the Sioux, who only lately are cleaning up—rather than pettily egotistical virtue signaling.
More, it’ll cost us taxpayers $1 million to do the cleanup. It’ll cost the protestors not a single red sou.
No, it’s their hypocrisy meters that are pegged.