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Obama stumps for his ‘use less oil’ energy policy

Politics play into speech at N.C. plant

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. - President Obama on Wednesday made his most urgent appeal yet for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a “fuel of the past’’ and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy.

Mindful of the political dangers of high gas prices, he said shrinking demand for oil must drive the solution.

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