Benefit Concert in Nebraska Will Raise Funds in the Fight Against Keystone XL

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Environmental activists and well-known musicians Willie Nelson and Neil Young are partnering up on Sept. 27 in Nebraska and perform at a benefit concert to help raise funds against the Keystone XL pipeline. 

In an effort to stop the oil pipeline from buying and acquiring land from northern Alberta, Canada all the way into Texas, Bold Nebraska, a charity organization, together with Indigenous Environmental Network and Cowboy and Indian Alliance will sponsor the Harvest the Hope Concert at a farm in Neligh, Nebraska. 

The farm, where the organized afternoon concert, will take place is privately owned land that TransCanada Corp. is eager to purchase in order to lay down the pipeline that "would carry the crude oil."

In an interview with Huffington Post, Art and Helen Tanderup, the farm owners, said they are campaigning against selling their land for the purpose of a 1,200-mile pipeline route, which will negatively impact the environment.

"Our family has worked this land for over 100 years. We will not allow TransCanada to come in here and destroy our land and water for their profit," said Tanderup.

Harvest the Hope Concert, which headlines Nelson, 81, and Young, 68, will raise funds to help continue the fight against the Keystone XL oil pipeline project. It's one way charity organizations are trying to help landowners with the ongoing fight and continued stance on issues they oppose.

A court ruling on the project isn't expected until 2015, but the Nebraska Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next month in the ongoing dispute, according to the Huffington Post.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow. To make purchases or to find out more information on the benefit concert, click here.


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