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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