Daryl Hannah Arrested While Protesting Keystone Pipeline

Daryl Hannah being taken into custody in Washington, D.C., last year.
Daryl Hannah being taken into custody in Washington, D.C., last year.
 

Daryl Hannah was arrested Thursday while protesting construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in Texas, her agent told Reuters.

Paul Bassis said his client -- a longtime environmental activist best known for her roles in movies including Splash, Blade Runner and Wall Street -- was arrested outside the town of Winnsboro, located 80 miles east of Dallas.

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The pipeline, which is being built by TransCanada Corp, will be used to transport more than half a million barrels of oil sands-derived crude a day from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast, according to Reuters.

Hannah, 51, and the site's property owner, Eleanor Fairchild, were arrested after standing in front of an excavator that was clearing trees and brush to make way for the pipeline's construction.

"Ms. Hannah and Ms. Fairchild were defending Ms. Fairchild's property from eminent domain abuse by TransCanada," Bassis told Reuters.

TransCanada told Reuters in a statement that the pipeline will be "safe and reliable."

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According to booking information from the Wood County Sheriff's Office, Hannah was held on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest.

It's not the first time the actress has been arrested over the pipeline. She was taken into custody last year outside the White House as part of another protest related to the project.

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