Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested Thursday (Oct. 4) in northeast Texas as part of a protest against an oil pipeline. She was protesting with 78-year-old land owner Eleanor Fairchild. The pair stood in front of heavy equipment in an effort to halt construction efforts on Fairchild’s farm of the Keystone XL pipeline, reports the AP.
Hannah’s manager Paul Bassis says they’ve “arrested Daryl Hannah and a rural Texas great-grandmother” for criminal trespassing.
This TransCanada pipeline, which is designed to transport oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast refineries in Texas, has long been something Hannah is opposed to.
David Dodson, a spokesman for TransCanada, says, “It is unfortunate Ms. Hannah and other out-of-state activitists have chosen to break the law by illegally trespassing on private property.”
Bassis says there is a “strong indication” both women will be kept overnight in the local jail.
“The streets of Winnsboro will be much safer tonight now that they’ve gotten that 78-year-old great-grandmother off the streets,” adds Bassis.