Around 7:30 this morning, the FDNY, along with the NYPD, confiscated the generators and bio-diesel fuel at Zuccotti Park, claiming that they pose a fire and health hazard to the occupants. Soon after, we spoke to members of some of the working groups at Occupy Wall Street, to find out how the loss of generators and fuel might affect the functionality of the 99%.

James, who works with the Info group in Zuccotti Park but declined to give his last name, tells us, "The Fire Department and police came and spoke on a bullhorn saying the generators and the fuel are a fire and health hazard. They can be, with the carbon monoxide, especially with these tarps. But we should be able to use the bio-diesel fuel. [This] takes away our whole social network and it hurts our live stream! They're taking the power away from us."

And, the livestream isn't the only tool that's in jeopardy. Josh, who works at the "'A' rated" kitchen in the park, tells us, "At night when we're trying to work [in the kitchen] there won't be light. We had bio-diesel here and they took that, even that was considered flammable."

The FDNY and NYPD's decision to seize the generators and bio-diesel fuel comes as the temperature dips into the upper 40s. James with the Info group tells us, "It's horrible, tomorrow we have a snow storm coming, four inches of snow. Everyone's figuring out how to stay warm." And Audry Hollingsworth with the Town Planning group at Occupy Wall Street tells us, "I think some people had them in their tents to keep warm. Yesterday was the first day of real cold and I think it took everybody for a spin, we were freezing!"

There are currently divergent ideas on how to keep Zuccotti Park functioning without the use of generators and bio-diesel fuel. Josh in the Kitchen tells us, "This is a continual ongoing process; we have people in community relations who are probably going to speak to the community board or the Manhattan Borough President and perhaps the Fire Marshall to find out what we need to do to have generators."

But Hollingsworth sees the glass half-full, saying, "[This is] a really good promotion for our sustainability act that we're trying to do. We have solar panels donated to us and five bikes that you can use to charge things coming. This is just a push forward, we have funding to do it and I think it's something important to spend our funding on." A member of Time's Up! who works with OWS tells Animal New York it "would take 11 of these bikes at a total cost of about $8000 to generate the power needed to sustain the activities there."

And when the winter weather goes into full effect she tells us, "We're definitely staying in New York City, maybe in a donated space. There's rumor of maybe leasing a spot. The movement will continue... It's hibernation time in the winter. Back in the '60s and '70s that's what they did! They had their big rallies in the fall then they would regroup in the winter time, do their work inside, more research and the actual work aspect of things... then they come back in the spring and give a bigger and better show."

But for the time being, James with the Info group tells us, "we're going to try and figure out to improve the safety of the generators. Without a generator we can use other means of power. We're sticking it out for the long haul."