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Published: 2014/08/19

Neil Young, Willie Nelson to Headline Keystone XL Pipeline Protest Concert

Neil Young and Willie Nelson will perform at a concert that has been organized by opponents of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline next month. The event is set to take place on a cornfield near Neligh, NE on September 27. Tickets for the show will go on sale tomorrow.

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would transport various forms of crude oil from Canada to refineries in the Midwest and ports along the United States’ Gulf Coast. Opponents of the project, which is already partially built, have argued that the pipeline has the potential to contaminate various aquifers, as well as damage other delicate ecosystems.

Young and Nelson last performed together in Nebraska in 1987, when they headlined a Farm Aid concert at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

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Mike August 19, 2014, 13:24:07

Think this is the first time I’ve ever been jealous of my buddies in Nebraska…also the postal code for Nebraska is NE just FYI

PM August 19, 2014, 14:13:46

Great!, thanks Neil and Willie for bringing awareness to this DIRTY pipeline. This thing will only create 55 permanent jobs(undisputed) and the oil made from the tar sands will go on the world market(undisputed) so whats the point of risking having that crap around.

Libby August 19, 2014, 15:04:37

Good Call !!
Who needs cheaper energy & more jobs in America.

jazzfester August 19, 2014, 15:13:10

PM, I couldn’t agree more. If we stopped exporting oil, we could be independent of the foriegn markets. When FOX starts talking up the point of more drilling = energy independence, they are just an oil company’s mouthpiece. The last thing that BP, Shell, Exxon, or any other oil company wants is energy independence and cheap gas. Oh, and the hazards, I point you to the spill in the Gulf of Mexico that was entirely preventable and shined a spotlight on greed over safety. Oil companies will have you believe that those pesky EPA regulations are to blame for the price of oil. Let them self-regulate…what could go wrong?

Luke August 19, 2014, 15:26:04

We need to get off fossil fuels asap,now would be even better. That’s why they’re doing this concert. That’s why there is all the protest as well – which the corporate cess pool of a media does so well to cover (sarcasm). Importing or exporting fossil fuels serves only as a distraction at this point. We’re already in very dangerous waters, if we continue down this path for decades more we’re going to have major big time problems. Say all the serious relevant studies, not me, time after time, year after year. We’ve been warned quite a while now.

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