Daryl Hannah Arrested Outside Of White House During Environmental Protest

Written by Michael Lambarde on Aug. 31, 2011

Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested as she protested against a proposal to build a $7 billion oil pipeline outside the White House on Tuesday. Police say that she and around 100 others protested to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project to move oil sand petroleum from Canada to Texas refineries.

Hannah was among the 100 arrested for disobeying a “lawful order” because she refused to move from the sidewalk near the White House. She was later released on a $100 fine. A spokesman for the Rainforest Action Network, Daniel Kessler, later said that she was arrested after she refused to leave while taking part in the sit-in protest.

Hannah told the Associated Press that she and the other protestors wanted to encourage independence from fossil fuel. The Blade Runner actress is no stranger to being arrested during environmental protests. In 2006, she was arrested for protesting efforts to bulldoze an urban farm in LA. Three years later, she was also arrested for protesting a coal mining mountaintop.

As she was handcuffed, however, she was seen smiling instead of being angry as U.S. Park Police took the 50-year-old away.

Before she was arrested, she was quoted by a Washington, D.C. NBC affiliate saying that it is sometimes “necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom.” She added, “we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future.”

  • Anonymous

    Moonbat extraordinaire!!!!

  • Logicomega

    Daryl Hannah is a true idiot. Save the environment because we have no need for oil or energy? Perhaps one day China can either kick our asses or buy us out but that still wouldn’t save the environment. Population increase + simultaneous environmental saving is impossible anyways….she’s a moron at best.

  • Why do hey want to build a $7billion oil pipeline outside the Whitehouse?…

  • Truth

    “There would be no significant impacts to most resources along the proposed pipeline corridor,” Kerri-Ann Jones, the assistant secretary of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, said in a statement.

    Note to Hansen: Don’t let the facts and the in-depth research slow your rant. How about joining the “Poodle” and the other spin masters of scientific data on global warming on your own dime? Not NASA’s. US citizens expect this from the Hollywad crowd and the Poodle. You know, the ones jetting to rallies while their limos idle and their 18,000 sq ft home(s) cause energy brownouts on the left coast. (BTW: Nice smile Daryl – you got some face time and street cred with the crowd)

    If / when the US thumbs its nose at this vital energy conduit, it WILL be built west to deliver the goods to China and others seeking what flows through the pipe. Our energy loss – their gain. Canada won’t sit on it.