Reuters has this to say about the mess left behind at Standing Rock and the effort to clean it:
Dump trucks and heavy machinery rolled into the protest camp near the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Monday, and crews began filling large dumpsters with garbage that has accumulated, much of it now buried under snow.
The clean-up marked cooperation among authorities and camp organizers. The decision to clean the site, where a few hundred protesters remain, was made on Sunday by state and local officials and members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Those involved said it was not an effort to destroy the camp, which sits on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land, but a move to prevent waste contaminating water sources. . .
There are dozens of abandoned cars and structures as well as waste at the camp. “It is paramount for public safety, and to prevent an environmental disaster, that the camps be cleared prior to a potential spring flood,” said North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum
So is it true that environmental protesters created a situation that would damage the watershed and the environment after the spring thaw at Standing Rock through their garbage and fecal matter?