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North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) called on Congress to quickly pass legislation to green-light the Keystone XL oil pipeline, arguing that the Obama administration is “killing energy development.”

Dalrymple said Saturday the pipeline – which would carry oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast – would benefit North Dakota and the rest of the country. The pipeline would run through North Dakota.

In the weekly Republican address, Dalrymple urged Congress to pass a measure authored by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) that would fast-track construction of the pipeline.

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