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RFK, Jr: 'Standing Rock Defines a New Era in Environmental Advocacy'

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. shared his reaction Monday to the decision to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline with CBC's Andrew Nichols.

In the interview, Kennedy said, "It's an important victory. It's not a denial of the permit per se, but it is going to require what we've wanted to achieve from the beginning, which is to require that the pipeline company actually do a full environmental impact statement."

Kennedy, president of Waterkeeper Alliance, said in a statement on Sunday. "Energy Transfer Partners' true interests reside solely with profits, not the public. They have desecrated sacred land and put millions at risk with their dirty business. Indigenous peoples from over 300 tribes, peaceful protestors, and allies took a brave stand against this outlaw corporation and prevailed. The stand-off at Standing Rock will go down in history as an historic and landmark event in the pursuit of justice and defines a new era in environmental advocacy."

Watch here as Kennedy provides an in-depth view of his concerns over this pipeline and his thoughts on the upcoming Trump Administration:

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