The Calgary Herald:
Never mind rocking the free world, Neil Young is trying to rock Canada’s oil world, comparing Fort McMurray with the site of an atomic bomb blast.
“The fact is, Fort McMurray looks like Hiroshima. Fort McMurray is a wasteland,” the iconic Canadian singer said Tuesday in Washington, D.C., in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.
Young is entitled to his opinion, and to his credit, he reportedly made the trip to Alberta from his home in California in his hybrid 1959 Lincoln Continental, which runs on ethanol and electricity.
But only a fool would expect a large-scale mining operation such as the oilsands to be a thing of beauty.