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Daryl Hannah Arrested After Protesting Against Oil Pipeline in Texas

October 05, 2012 02:31:58 GMT

The 'Blade Runner' actress is taken into custody along with a 78-year-old woman who owns a farm that falls along the construction route of the $7 billion pipeline.


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Daryl Hannah might have to stay overnight in a local jail in Texas. The Elle Driver of "Kill Bill" movie series was detained after doing a protest against TransCanada's construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transfer crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast for fear of air pollution.

Hannah and 78-year-old Eleanor Fairchild, whose Winnsboro farm fell along the construction route, stood in front of the company's heavy equipment in an attempt to stop the $7 billion project. The actress and the landowner were taken to Wood County Jail on suspicion of criminal trespassing.

"It is unfortunate Ms. Hannah and other out-of-state activists have chosen to break the law by illegally trespassing on private property," David Dodson, TransCanada's representative, told The Associated Press. He said the protesters were "putting their own safety and the safety of others at risk."

Hannah's manager Paul Bassis said there was "a strong indication" that Hannah and Eleanor would stay overnight in jail. "The streets of Winnsboro will be much safer tonight now that they've gotten that 78-year-old great grandmother off the streets," he said in sarcasm.

Last year, Hannah was taken into custody after voicing her opposition to the building of the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House. "Sometimes it's necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom. And we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future," she said back then.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by Chris on Oct 05, 2012
TransCanada Presidency --- Yes, the American judges have made it final, and America now has TransCanada as its Presidency. No more will the American people have to worry about being invaded by foreign rulers; as it is now past, and thus over and done. Sieg Heil chant the American people as they bow to the darkness of their new governmental overlord, which is really just Big Foreign Money in disguise. The world watches in wonder to see just how far the American people will take TransCanada deep up their arse. Once upon a time America was "the land of the free" but now it is only the land of the free "to take it up the arse" and a wondering world watches as the American dream crumbles and desecration stalks their land as demons disguised as judges suck away American lives until they resemble the corpses of the living dead.

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