The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 22, 2012

President Obama addresses crowd

By Ricky O'Bannon
CNHI News Service

CUSHING — President Barack Obama arrived at Cushing's TransCanada pipeline yard.

"Hello Oklahoma. I love you back."

Obama tells the crowd he is supporting the Keystone XL pipeline south from Cushing and will review future permit requests from TransCanada for the northern leg from Canada into the United States. But not at the expense of groundwater. Obama said the United States can promote energy and still protect its people's needs.

Obama was in Oklahoma to tout his all-of-the-above energy policy.

"We want every source of American-made energy," the president said.

"The key is to keep it going, Oklahoma."