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Obama 2008 Ad To Alaskans Calls For Energy Pipeline

A portion of President Obama's 2008 energy plan called for an Alaskan natural gas pipeline on the premise it would create thousands of jobs and end our dependence on foreign oil. The topic is one little mentioned by the Obama administration, caught up in the storm surrounding the rejection of the Keystone oil pipeline. The project has met serious hurdles, having to work with 20 federal agencies, the state of Alaska, and Canadian government, and is not slated to begin construction until 2015.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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