Host Cheryl McKenzie takes us through the energy at Standing Rock

#StandingRock protest is now an issue in the U.S. Presidential race.

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Moments after a U.S. Federal judge dismissed the Stand Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, the Obama administration did it instead.

The move will temporarily block construction of a controversial four-state pipeline.

The statement from Justice, the Army and Department of the Interior, said construction next to and under Lake Oahe would stop until the Army completed a review of its decision on permits issued under the National Environmental Policy Act.

That review may not be finished by the time the next president is elected in November.

The emotional day capped off a week that saw security forces move in with dogs, and an Idle No More flotilla paddle into the Sacred Stone camp where protestors were gathered.

APTN Host Cheryl McKenzie takes us through the past few days.

 

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.