Obama is in Cushing to Put Oklahoma’s Pipeline on a ‘Fast Track’

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President Barack Obama speaks at an oil and gas production fields on federal lands in New Mexico.

In a pipe yard in rural Oklahoma this morning, President Barack Obama is expected to detail his plans to “fast-track” the approval of a 485-mile pipeline from Cushing to Texas.

The pipeline is the southern most segment of Keystone XL project, which he delayed in November amid pressure from environmentalists and officials in Nebraska.

Cushing is important to the industry, and Obama’s stop in Oklahoma is strategic and significant.

Obama’s speech is closed to the public, but follow us on Twitter @StateImpactOK for updates from the event.


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