President Obama speaks in front of a stack of pipes in Cushing, Oklahoma.
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Obama backs southern Keystone XL pipeline

US President Barack Obama has pledged to speed approval for the southern leg of the stalled Keystone XL pipeline.

Speaking in the oil hub of Cushing, Oklahoma, he ordered officials to "cut through the red tape" and make fast-tracking a federal review a "priority".

  • 22 Mar 2012