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Oklahoma City protesters gather to oppose Keystone XL pipeline, military strike against Iran

Ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to Oklahoma, protesters gathered in downtown streets Wednesday evening to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

Activists from a number of organizations called for an expansion of clean energy programs and a shift in priorities at the federal level.

“We want our priorities taken off energy policy and put on human needs,” said Rena Guay, an organizer with Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Peace Research.

Diplomacy, not war

is group's aim

Guay's organization is part of a larger coalition of groups called Americans Against the Next War. The coalition, which organized the event, hopes to see the federal budget remade to reflect a shift away from military priorities.

The group calls for an end to the conflict in Afghanistan and opposes an escalation of tension with Iran. Guay said the group is particularly concerned about the possibility of American military action against Iran to deal with the country's growing nuclear capabilities.

“We believe that diplomacy is a far better method to gain their compliance,” she said.

Damage to state's historic sites feared

Fannie Bates, another protester, is a member of the Coalition Against Keystone XL Pipeline, an organization of American Indians and others who are concerned the project will damage or destroy historical buildings and sites in Oklahoma, including a number of American Indian sites.

Bates has written about her concerns on a personal blog. Citing figures from the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey, Bates said the project stands to disturb 71 archaeological sites and 12 historic structures across Oklahoma. But, she said, the federal government has been unwilling to turn over the list of which sites it intends to protect and which sites will be destroyed.

Particularly of concern, Bates said, is the fact that she has American Indian ancestors buried in unmarked graves across the state. She's concerned the project will disturb such sites.

“To us, those graves are sacred,” she said. “If you're not Indian, you wouldn't know where they are,” she said.

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John Walters takes part in a protest at Reno and E.K. Gaylord on the drive home Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

John Walters takes part in a protest at Reno and E.K. Gaylord on the drive home Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

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Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Carrying President Barack Obama, Air Force One arrives at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. President Obama is in town for a visit to Cushing, Okla., on Thursday. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Carrying President Barack Obama, Air Force One arrives at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. President Obama is in town for a visit to Cushing, Okla., on Thursday. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ba760dbf11996067c7c66d7489aba434.jpg" alt="Photo - People wait to board buses in the parking lot of Ripley High School to travel to site where the president will speak Thursday. About 100 people here by invitation are boarding buses. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="People wait to board buses in the parking lot of Ripley High School to travel to site where the president will speak Thursday. About 100 people here by invitation are boarding buses. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>People wait to board buses in the parking lot of Ripley High School to travel to site where the president will speak Thursday. About 100 people here by invitation are boarding buses. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-14a8404b7e9ac5350645844c617aef77.jpg" alt="Photo - State Rep. Cory Williams of Stillwater takes a photo before the arrival of President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="State Rep. Cory Williams of Stillwater takes a photo before the arrival of President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>State Rep. 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Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d44be59d146e253f5fbdff5e9b082e1d.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he departing from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo By David McDaniel/The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he departing from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 22, 2012. 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Photo By David McDaniel/The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama steps off Marine One at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo By David McDaniel/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama steps off Marine One at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo By David McDaniel/The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-938d496f5a9445593caf0bb283b47d46.jpg" alt="Photo - A Marine salutes a President Barack Obama departs in Air Force One from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo By David McDaniel/The Oklahoman" title="A Marine salutes a President Barack Obama departs in Air Force One from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo By David McDaniel/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A Marine salutes a President Barack Obama departs in Air Force One from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 22, 2012. 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Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b9d867e63ab5055dc6254a05bcce1c02.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3b7d5614bd4f406df16fc4c2b0af2550.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-797c36bec1e2f55d2220cb46af9e0ae8.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c89372efd7c105b44d060a9b24b0204f.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama shakes hands and talks with people after speaking about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama shakes hands and talks with people after speaking about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama shakes hands and talks with people after speaking about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4396b7d58cef66a27c37448c20c64999.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama speaks with Donna Schoenkopf of Tecumseh after he spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama speaks with Donna Schoenkopf of Tecumseh after he spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama speaks with Donna Schoenkopf of Tecumseh after he spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-39a0d9ad1ee852cf4c077acdcf2d4bb7.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5a2de5ddae9d6c713bb6dade551c6d9e.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-72865e4d055b0703c31e05915d672188.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8e53d72fbfc9d6d95c268d8b15992dc5.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama shakes hands and talks with people after speaking about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama shakes hands and talks with people after speaking about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama shakes hands and talks with people after speaking about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2e40062a4bca3e38b3d08239466041a8.jpg" alt="Photo - State Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre of Tulsa, right, reacts after talking with President Barack Obama after he spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="State Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre of Tulsa, right, reacts after talking with President Barack Obama after he spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>State Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre of Tulsa, right, reacts after talking with President Barack Obama after he spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-85fd6f257f2419d7505c83246ad18a04.jpg" alt="Photo - State Sen. Richard Lerblance of Hartshorne talks with President Barack Obama after the president spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="State Sen. Richard Lerblance of Hartshorne talks with President Barack Obama after the president spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>State Sen. Richard Lerblance of Hartshorne talks with President Barack Obama after the president spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6cc8b4abc452f36667c642121a3d65a8.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7dc70291a2c64ef2b739ebd4c02d5157.jpg" alt="Photo - President Obama gives a final wave to crowd as he leaves after delivering his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="President Obama gives a final wave to crowd as he leaves after delivering his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Obama gives a final wave to crowd as he leaves after delivering his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fc5da867dd6db3e513bdf33c15db910e.jpg" alt="Photo - With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0f9ca3a0d417a3cf9f8fbcfeaaf22f2b.jpg" alt="Photo - With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8dfaae0afb4157a6017cbcb2c5b24e54.jpg" alt="Photo - President Obama smiles and laughs as he greets people in the crowd after his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="President Obama smiles and laughs as he greets people in the crowd after his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Obama smiles and laughs as he greets people in the crowd after his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-19b92499f218561b21026129f1cd7521.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-184737b39721c60d8c3fb0511218db34.jpg" alt="Photo - With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ec7c586c216277f59ad0e1d04bf87a5a.jpg" alt="Photo - Robert Jones, vice president of the Keystone Pipeline project, answers questions from the media after President Obama spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Robert Jones, vice president of the Keystone Pipeline project, answers questions from the media after President Obama spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Robert Jones, vice president of the Keystone Pipeline project, answers questions from the media after President Obama spoke about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fa84b60e55196cce0236f503403f9f56.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-80d81406363276d19785ab9286e9bd20.jpg" alt="Photo - President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Barack Obama speaks about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5eed235e835d2a9c2c24c3b5a28b78e2.jpg" alt="Photo - People listen to President Barack Obama speak about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="People listen to President Barack Obama speak about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>People listen to President Barack Obama speak about energy at the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-078adf00dea1012c3ecac72070596ca4.jpg" alt="Photo - Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, center, was in the crowd in Ripley to welcome the president. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, center, was in the crowd in Ripley to welcome the president. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, center, was in the crowd in Ripley to welcome the president. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f17996b07efa240e7a27ddbf69c144b4.jpg" alt="Photo - The crowd gathers around President Obama as he walks along the rail after his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="The crowd gathers around President Obama as he walks along the rail after his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>The crowd gathers around President Obama as he walks along the rail after his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cbaf123f6ddd850b8c4383211a4fd7b9.jpg" alt="Photo - With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4384952273eaaf398df542d912093efe.jpg" alt="Photo - President Obama smiles while greeting people in the crowd after his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="President Obama smiles while greeting people in the crowd after his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Obama smiles while greeting people in the crowd after his speech. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-eecab33a48c44707f99b879b6c7cd469.jpg" alt="Photo - With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fa44ccf834c9af22a3979d1a38b85dc6.jpg" alt="Photo - With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d03544d7e37d3220c191ed6dadb08ee9.jpg" alt="Photo - President Obama smiles when he is greeted with applause as he walks to the podium. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman" title="President Obama smiles when he is greeted with applause as he walks to the podium. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>President Obama smiles when he is greeted with applause as he walks to the podium. With large oil pipe stacked 20 feet high as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech promoting his administration's energy policies to a group of about 200 invited guests at a pipe storage yard just north of Ripley Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure>
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