Daryl Hannah Arrested During Protest
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
October 04, 2012
Daryl Hannah and a 78-year-old woman were arrested today in Texas while protesting the construction of an oil pipeline, ET has learned.
According to the arrest sheet obtained by ET, Eleanor Fairchild, 78, was arrested for criminal trespass and obstructing passageway, while Hannah was arrested for criminal trespass and resisting arrest. The actress' manager, Paul Bassis, reportedly told The Associated Press that there was "a strong indication" that they would be held at Wood County Jail overnight.
The AP reports that the two women stood in front of construction equipment in an attempt to hinder workers from building the Keystone XL pipeline designed to transport crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
"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, a spokesman for TransCanada, said in an email to the AP. He went on to warn that the protesters were "putting their own safety and the safety of others at risk."
According to the news source, the protesters have taken the stance that the creation of the pipeline could lead to a spill, claiming that it would carry "heavy, acidic crude oil that could more easily corrode a metal pipe."
TransCanada, which is behind the construction of the reported $7 billion pipeline, has said that the pipeline would be "the safest ever built."
Hannah, of Splash and Kill Bill fame, has been a prominent activist for some time, having been arrested in August 2011 during a protest of a pipeline in Washington.