Daryl Hannah was arrested…but not for what you’d think!
The Kill Bill star- unlike most actors or actresses who get arrested for the usual BS, say, DUIs or shoplifting- was arrested in Texas for protesting the creation of an oil pipeline.
Yep, kinda cool, right?
According to People, the actress, 51, and landowner Eleanor Fairchild, 78, reportedly stood on equipment on Fairchild’s Winnsboro farm to halt attempts at building the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast of Texas.
David Dodson, a spokesman for TransCanada, issued a statement via email about the matter, saying “It is unfortunate Ms. Hannah and other out-of-state activists have chosen to break the law by illegally trespassing on private property.” The property is behind the construction of the reported $7 billion pipeline.
Hannah was charged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest, paying a $1,000 and a $3,000 bond, respectively. She was released around midnight.
Daryl Hannah launches the result of the Airbus Bio-Index Survey at London Zoo on May 17th, 2010 in London, England. The survey explores children’s perception of nature.
Daryl Hannah has been arrested.
The 48-year-old actress was taking part in a protest against mountaintop coalmining – which sees the tops of mountains blown away to help miners get at deposits inside – during which a West Virginia road was blocked yesterday.
Daryl – who is a long-term environmental activist – and 30 other people blocked traffic by sitting on a stretch of road outside a Massey Energy Company plant, prompting police to intervene.
State Police Sergeant Michael Baylous said: “Tensions were pretty high. But nobody got hurt and we’re pleased with that.”
The protesters were cited for impeding traffic and obstructing an officer and released.
Speaking about the mining practice before she was arrested, Daryl said: “It’s not necessary. If you do it wisely, there are ways to use renewables. It’s realistic for everybody.”
The group had originally planned to stage a protest inside the plant, but miners stopped them from gaining access to the site.
This is not the first time Daryl’s beliefs have got her in trouble with the law.
In 2006, she was arrested after climbing into a walnut tree in an effort to stop an urban garden being destroyed to make way for a warehouse.
Speaking from the tree, Daryl said: “I’m very confident this is the morally right thing to do, to take a principled stand in solidarity with the farmers.”