For the second time in less than 16 months, Daryl Hannah has been arrested protesting the Keystone XL pipeline.
The $7 billion project, designed to transport heavy tar-sands crude oil
from Alberta, Canada, to Texas' Gulf Coast refineries, is currently under construction in Texas. Under the direction of the Obama administration, the northern portion is being re-routed to avoid an environmentally sensitive area of Nebraska.
Hannah, 51, was in Winnsboro, Texas, on Oct. 4 to offer support for landowner Eleanor Fairchild, whose property was seized by eminent domain for the project.
According to sources, Hannah and Fairchild were forcibly removed by police after standing in the way of heavy equipment being used to build the pipeline.
“They were arrested for criminal trespassing and taken to the Wood County Jail, Paul Bassis, Hannah’s manager, told Bloomberg.
Hannah also faces a charge of resisting arrest, according to jail records.
“I was peacefully protesting the unwanted advances of TransCanada on Eleanor Fairchild’s land,” Hannah told KLTV
after being released from jail. “She has stated very clearly that she doesn’t want them there and they insist on bullying her and taking away her land through eminent domain.
“We just sort of stood in front of them and held our hands in a stop motion. I’m holding my wrist because there was this private security guard hired by TransCanada and he injured my wrist,” she added.
“We cannot risk these precious resources and we cannot shackle ourselves to this type of destructive energy future when we have solutions available to us," Hannah earlier told ABC News. "We have American-made, American-grown, clean safe energy.”
Watch a video of the incident in Texas, courtesy of KLTV, below:
KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News