The federal government is taking a "go slow" approach to the armed militia in Oregon who have taken over a federal building in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
According to sources, the plan at this point is to shut off the power to the building in the near future.
From Talking Points Memo:
“It’s in the middle of nowhere,” the unnamed government official told The Guardian. “And it’s flat-ass cold up there.”
The source told the Guardian that they didn't have any information about the FBI's plan of action, but said the National Park Service (called the US Park Service by The Guardian) planned to cut the outpost's power.
The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is under the jurisdiction of the Fish and Wildlife Service. A statement on the Malheur webpage says the refuge is closed until further notice. The National Park Service's role was not immediately clear.
“After they shut off the power, they’ll kill the phone service,” the official told The Guardian. “Then they’ll block all the roads so that all those guys have a long, lonely winter to think about what they’ve done.”