>> Sunday's scene of sheer joy among Dakota Access Pipeline protestors, taking a different turn as reality and brutal winter weather set in. Their fight could last many more months, even after the Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit required to finish the pipeline. Reuters correspondent Ernie Scheyder is in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
>> There is a huge blizzard raging outside at the Oceti Sakowin Camp headquarters for those opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Even though pipeline opponents gained a major victory this past weekend when President Obama denied the pipeline a permit, many here say they're not going to leave any time soon.
It should be interesting if the blizzard going on right now with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour will change their thinking.>> Those supporting the Standing Rock Sioux have said that the $3.8 billion project could contaminate their water supply and damage sacred tribal lands. The pipeline owned by Energy Transfer Partners was nearly complete except for the one mile stretch.
And they say they're not planning to reroute, expecting they'll finish it as planned. The next battle is set to take place once president-elect Donald Trump enters the White House. His transition team saying Monday it supports the project and will review it when he takes office. Until that day nothing will happen, says the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux.
He's been telling protesters to go home for now. He hopes to speak with Trump about the project. Trump owns stock in Energy Transfer Partners.