Pipeline protesters brave sub-zero cold

Hundreds remain camped near site of controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, saying they plan to remain until they're sure construction won't disturb sacred ground.

(KFYR) Since the Army Corps of Engineers denied the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Missouri River and the onset of subzero weather, there has been plenty of speculation that protesters would start leaving the protest camp in southern Morton County in large numbers.

Instead, people at the Dakota Access protest camp are digging in. They say they aren’t going anywhere.

“Nothing’s changed for me. I’m still here, I ain’t going nowhere. I’m here to protect all I can, to help out as much as I can and trying to make things right and keep things right,” says protester Oscar Highelk.

Many have speculated that campers would be leaving after harsh winter conditions have set in, but many, if not all, of the larger structures still remain.

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