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Brutal winter conditions deepen pipeline protesters' resolve
When the sun drops below the horizon at the Oceti Sakowin camp, 15 degrees feels more like 5. In the past week, both the US Army Corps of Engineers - which has jurisdiction over the land - and North Dakota Gov Jack Dalrymple cited severe winter conditions as reason for a necessary evacuation. The protesters largely ignored the governor's immediate evacuation order while the corps' deadline is Monday. The blizzard this week, she said, has only deepened the campers' resolve.
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