Canada’s Conservative government exploit Alberta tar sands
from the Guardian: 14 January 2014
Neil Young has entered into a war of words with Canada’s Conservative government, accusing officials of “killing” First Nations through their exploitation of the Alberta tar sands. The Toronto-born singer has exchanged verbal volleys with the office of prime minister Stephen Harper, who replied that “even … rock stars” rely on oil.
Young made his initial comments during a press conference on Sunday afternoon, ahead of four gigs benefiting the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s legal fund. “People don’t realize what [the tar sands] looks like,” he told reporters. “It’s worse than anything you can imagine … It’s the greediest, most destructive and disrespectful demonstration of something run amok that you can ever see.”
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