Neil Young Tar Sands

Young Back On Stage To Fight Oilsands Development

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

Neil Young is once again holding a benefit concert for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN.) The concert, set for July 3 at Rexall Place in...

14 Things We Learned From Neil Young's Anti-Oilsands Tour

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Alberta

Neil Young's Honour the Treaties tour has come to an end but not before it sparked some soul searching, and a lot of praise and rage. Those who dep...

Harper-Linked Group Launches Neil Young Attack Site

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

A controversial pro-oil pressure group has launched an attack site against Neil Young following the rocker’s recent tour criticizing the oilsands. ...

'Trashed And Plundered'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Neil Young says he's very proud to be Canadian and doesn't want to see the country — in his words — "trashed and plundered" for oil money...

'10 Reasons Neil Young Is Right About The Tar Sands'

Mike Hudema | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

To say that rock legend Neil Young has been making waves on his ACFN 'Honour the Treaties' tour would be an understatement. His comments about the horrors of the tar sands have made front-page headlines, set social media ablaze, and have brought out more than a few attacks mostly from stalwarts of the oil industry.

LOOK: The Oilsands Really Do Look Like Hiroshima

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Alberta

Neil Young's comparison of Fort McMurray and the oilsands to Hiroshima has stirred up plenty of criticism. But is it accurate? Judge for yourself....

WATCH: The Oilsands Film He's Showing Tour Audiences

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Neil Young has made ample reference to the ugliness and the Hiroshima-like destruction he says permeates the landscape in the oilsands region of north...

You Should Be Outraged!

CP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The chief executives of two of Canada's biggest energy companies say Canadians should be outraged by criticism of the oilsands. Cenovus...

Wall Takes Rocker To Task Over Oilsands Comments

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says musician Neil Young's comparison of the oilsands to Hiroshima is insensitive and ignorant of the facts.Wa...

Majority Of Albertans Side With Him

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Neil Young's condemnation of the oilsands sparked a loud, and at times vicious, debate but the majority of Albertans seem to think the old rocker has ...

Neil YoungTo Help Fund Anti-Oilsands Fight

CP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Music legend Neil Young is playing four concerts in his native Canada to benefit a northern Alberta aboriginal band fighting oilsands development in i...

Credibility Of Hollywood Critique Questioned

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is shaking her head over recent attacks on the oilsands by celebrities Robert Redford and Neil Young, noting...

When Neil Young Came To The Oilsands

Tim Moen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Alberta
Tim Moen

A couple weeks ago I wanted to let my family and friends know what was going on in my life and I tweeted that I was going to be filming with Neil Young and Daryl Hannah in Fort McMurray. I was not prepared for the reaction. My phone was immediately blowing up with media requests to find out what was going on. Reaction from people commenting on social media in the community ranged from concern to rage over how Fort McMcMurray would be portrayed by these people who have a clear environmental agenda.

Radio Station Bans All Neil Young Songs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Neil Young can keep on talking in the free world, but Fort McMurray won't be listening.A local rock radio station stopped playi...

Young Ignored Much Of The Oilsands Reality

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Alberta

Neil Young only saw what he wanted to see when he visited Alberta's oilsands on his way to Washington D.C., where the rock star compared Fort McMurray...

Neil Young: 'Fort McMurray Looks Like Hiroshima'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada Music

His guitarist in Crazy Horse might be dealing with a fractured hand, but Neil Young threw some verbal punches this week when he compared the oilsands ...