Oil Pipeline Protest Concert Sold Out

NELIGH, Neb. - All 7,000 of the $50 tickets for a Willie Nelson and Neil Young concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL
pipeline have been sold.

According to etix.com tickets for the September 27th concert sold out the day after they became available.

The TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast. The concert will be held on a farm near Neligh that's in the proposed path.

Pipeline critics worry it could contribute to pollution and contaminate groundwater. Young and Nelson have said they agreed to perform to highlight concerns.

TransCanada says the pipeline would be built with advanced safety features. The southern leg of the pipeline between Oklahoma and Texas is already operational.

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