Watch the tar sands doc Neil Young calls the most devastating thing that you will ever see
Earlier this week, Neil Young kicked new life into Canada’s debate on the environment when he called the Alberta oil sands a “devastating environmental catastrophe” and “an embarrassment to many Canadians”.
In a heavy speech delivered in Toronto on January 12, the singer-songwriter of “Rockin’ in the Free World” fame said he stood by previous remarks that described the area under industrial development as “Hiroshima”.
“[It is] probably the most devastating thing that you will ever see,” Young added in reference to a film about the tar sands. “That this exists in Canada…is the greediest, most destructive, and disrespectful demonstration of just something run amok that you could ever see.”
If you’re not sure what Young was talking about, here’s that documentary, called Petropolis.