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Neil continues criticism of KeystoneXL at Farm Aid

Farm Aid 2013

Rocker Neil Young continues criticism of Keystone XL at Farm-Aid

Joe Pavia Sep 21, 2013 03:42:22 PM

Neil Young is continuing his verbal assault on the Alberta oilsands.

Young called the oil the dirtiest in the world this weekend at the annual Farm-Aid Concert in Saratoga Springs, New York.

He touched on Fort McMurray while telling a story about a cross-country drive he took in his electric car, bringing up the subject in support of farmers on the front line of climate change.

“The farmer wakes up in the morning and figures out ‘what the hell can I do with this mess now?’” he said. “This fuel is going to be shipped to China and Asia, don’t think this fuel is for America, it’s not.”

“The reason I am talking about that ugly situation is because the farmers again are the solution to the problem.”

Earlier this month, Young compared Fort McMurray to post-apocalyptic Hiroshima.
“They have the dirtiest oil in the world, where the Keystone pipeline is going to originate and cut through our country through our back lawns and through our farms all the way to a free trade zone in Port Arthur, Texas,” Young said.

Premier Alison Redford recently dismissed Young’s criticism, along with those of actor Robert Redford this month, saying it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone and that we need to have a conversation on facts.
“I’ve really got to question how people who are using energy flying on planes can make these sorts of comments and assume that they are going to have any credibility,” Redford said Tuesday.

Young called the oil the dirtiest in the world this weekend at the annual Farm-Aid Concert in Saratoga Springs, New York.

He touched on Fort McMurray while telling a story about a cross-country drive he took in his electric car, bringing up the subject in support of farmers on the front line of climate change.

“The farmer wakes up in the morning and figures out ‘what the hell can I do with this mess now?’” he said. “This fuel is going to be shipped to China and Asia, don’t think this fuel is for America, it’s not.”

 

Neil Young Set List: 2013-09-21, Farm Aid 2013. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Farm Aid 2013

Neil Young
2013-09-21
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Farm Aid 2013
Solo

01. This Land Is Your Land (guests with Pete Seeger; backing vocals)
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02. Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan song; acoustic guitar)
03. Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot song; acoustic guitar)
04. Old Man (acoustic guitar)
05. Heart Of Gold (acoustic guitar)
06. Since I Met You Baby (Ivory Joe Hunter song; piano, harmonica)
07. Reason to Believe (Tim Hardin song; pump organ)
08. Changes (Phil Ochs song; acoustic guitar)
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09. Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die (guests with Willie Nelson)
10. I Saw The Light (guests with Willie Nelson; harmonica)

Neil also played with Pegi Young and the Survivors 
during their entire set.

Farm Aid 2014

Farm Aid 2013

Under the Harvest Moon: Farm Aid 2013, which will take place on Saturday, September 21, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York!

This year, the Farm Aid stage will feature returning favorites and artists joining us for the very first time who we’re sure you’ll love.

Updated current Lineup:

21 September 2013, again a FarmAid Festival.

There’ll be a webcast as well :  “Watch the webcast, Farm Aid 2013 Live Presented by Amy’s Kitchen here on farmaid.org starting at 5pm EDT on September 21.”

http://www.farmaid.org/…/k.8E86/About_the_Concert.htm

Watch the webcast, Farm Aid 2013 Live Presented by Amy’s Kitchen here on farmaid.org starting at 5pm EDT on September 21.

Neil hawks Farm Bill. Will it happen?

Neil Young looked  like an album cover during his appearance at a recent Farm Bill press conference – black fedora, sunglasses, muttonchop sideburns, green “Go Family Farms” tee, according to a Washington Post blog.

Musician Neil Young talks with Sen. Debbie Stabenow at the National Farmers Union rally on Capitol Hill Monday. (Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)

Musician Neil Young talks with Sen. Debbie Stabenow at the National Farmers Union rally on Capitol Hill Monday. (Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)

Congress has tried and failed for more than a year to complete a new five-year farm bill. Now, with Congress embroiled in a fierce debate over whether to intervene in Syria, some are worried the chance to act this year on time may have already passed, U.S. News Weekly reported:

“Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., voiced her frustration Monday during a press conference with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, as well as farm advocate musician Neil Young,  that the bill has been left waiting in the balance for far too long. In an attempt to garner more attention for the agriculture bill long-time family farm advocate Young also made the case for action.”

The Post said Neil “Sounded passionate, if a little windy. Spoke without notes for 10 minutes touching on family farmers, the plight of Native Americans near Canadian oilsand developments, and fuel-efficient speeds (“It’s better to drive 55 than 75”). Back story: Young arrived at the rally via a meandering cross-continent trip in his converted bio-electric ’59 Lincoln. “When the electrity runs out, the American farmers and the Canadian farmers and the crops that you grow make this car go. . . Some people are saying cars don’t run right [on ethanol]. . . That’s disinformation.”

 

Soundbite: “I love what [ethanol] smells like and how it makes my car go. . . It’s a beautiful fuel.”

The current farm bill expires on Sept. 30, giving Congress just nine working days to pass a comprehensive bill.

Politics forced the  House to drag its feet on the farm bill this summer. Internal GOP squabbles over how much money should be spent on the country’s food assistance programs, forced the House to separate the agricultural portion of the bill from the nutrition title. As it stands now, the House has passed an agriculture bill, but has not voted on a bill to reform food stamps.

 

Read more at:

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/09/09/will-congress-pass-a-farm-bill-this-year?s_cid=rss:will-congress-pass-a-farm-bill-this-year

Also The Washington Post, more Neil slanted:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2013/09/09/celebvocate-neil-young-for-ethanol-and-the-farm-bill/

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