Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested Wednesday following a protest of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline outside of the White House, according to a Feb 13, 2013 statement on the Sierra Club website.
Hannah, who is most notably known for her acting career starring in, films such as “Splash”, “Blade Runner” and “Kill Bill”, has made quite a name for herself in the world of environmental activism.
On Wednesday Hannah tweeted this comment to her thousands of Twitter fans:
I was arrested with – Bobby Kennedy Jr & Connor Robert Haas Julian Bond James Hansen Rev Lennox Yearwood Phil Radford & Many More #NoKXL
Hannah, along with green advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., were arrested after they handcuffed themselves to the fence in front of the White House to prevent the Keystone XL project which will deliver crude oil from Canada down to Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Among those arrested was were Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club; Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org; Julian Bond, former president of the NAACP; Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Connor Kennedy and Danny Kennedy, CEO of Sungevity, bringing the total number arrested to 48.
“The threat to our planet’s climate is both grave and urgent,” said civil rights activist Julian Bond. “Although President Obama has declared his own determination to act, much that is within his power to accomplish remains undone, and the decision to allow the construction of a pipeline to carry millions of barrels of the most-polluting oil on Earth from Canada’s tar sands to the Gulf Coast of the U.S. is in his hands. I am proud today to stand before my fellow citizens and declare, ‘I am willing to go to jail to stop this wrong.’ The environmental crisis we face today demands nothing less.”
Hannah is no stranger to being arrested, at least for her activism efforts. She was arrested in October 2012 for trespassing in Texas, 2011 at the White House for protesting the Keystone XL project, 2009 in West Virginia and in 2006 for protesting on a farm in Los Angeles.
Hanna and her 47 co-activists were arrested by the US Park Service and taken by van to their Anacostia station.
Hannah was released a short time later, tweeting:
Outta Jail!!! Me & Brave members of @BoldNebraska #NoKXLpic.twitter.com/Dt8Ck6Bm
For more information on the controversy surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline, click here.
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