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Willie Nelson, Neil Young Tune Up for Keystone Protest Concert

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 07:30 AM

Entertainers Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a Keystone XL protest concert on a Nebraska farm on Sept. 27, announced Bold Nebraska, as the singers add their voices to the long-running controversy over building the transcontinental pipeline.

Bold Nebraska, which bills itself as a progressive political issues-oriented organization, said the proceeds from its "Harvest the Hope" concert will benefit the organization as well as the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance in its fight against the pipeline.

Liberal groups and environmentalists have been protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in an attempt to convince President Barack Obama to scuttle the project that they charge does not use clean energy and will negatively impact climate change.

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The concert will take place on the farm of Art and Helen Tanderup, near Neligh, Nebraska, whose property is along the route of the proposed pipeline, according to the Nebraska Radio Network.

"Our family has worked this land for over 100 years," Art Tanderup said in a Bold Nebraska statement, according to the Nebraska Radio Network. "We will not allow TransCanada to come in here and destroy our land and water for their profit."

"The Heartland is more than a place, it's our home. We hope Americans from across the country join us to Harvest the Hope and stop the Keystone XL pipeline," said Tanderup.

The Omaha World-Herald reported that while public opinion polls have showed a consistent majority of Americans support the pipeline project, its opponents have convinced the Obama administration to take a slow approach on the project, which has sat on his desk since his first term.

The proposed pipeline, according to the World-Herald, would transport daily roughly 830,000 barrels of mainly Canadian oil sands crude cross country to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.

The Obama administration has said it is looking to examine an upcoming Nebraska Supreme Court's review of a lower court decision that struck down the state law used to route the pipeline before making a decision, the World-Herald stated. The newspaper said the justices are not planning to release an opinion until later this year after hearing oral arguments on Sept. 5.

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Entertainers Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a Keystone XL protest concert on a Nebraska farm on Sept. 27, announced Bold Nebraska, as the singers add their voices to the long-running controversy over building the transcontinental pipeline.
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