Video: Actress Daryl Hannah arrested in White House oil protest

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WASHINGTON — Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested at the White House along with other environmental protesters opposing a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The sit-in on Tuesday involved dozens protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. It would go through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to refineries in Houston and Port Arthur, Texas.

Before she was arrested, Hannah told The Associated Press the protesters want to be free from dependence on fossil fuels. The group is calling for clean energy investments instead. Hannah says they hope President Barack Obama will not bow to oil lobbyists.

Hannah sat down on the sidewalk near the White House and refused orders from U.S. Park Police to move.

She has also been arrested in the past for environmental causes.

Associated Press

24 Responses

  1. Rick says:

    Europe has spent millions on green energy……..oh that’s right, Europe’s bankrupt.

  2. Native Houstonian 1974 says:

    I have met Ms. Hannah a few times when I was with my ex(now deceased)in Telluride, CO. My impression of her is that of a total airhead, needless to say I was not impressed at all. She should go back to doing what made her famous in the first place- breaking the TV sets in the Electronics Department of Bloomingdale’s with a high pitched shriek (if you are confused, by all means see the movie Splash).

  3. Bill in Houston says:

    Trying… to… care…

  4. cobiamike says:

    puttin on the pork…… “Pork, the other white meat”
    still looks OK. jus sayin.

  5. Voice of Reason says:

    The stupid things people with money do.
    These types would go half way around the world to help strangers but wouldn’t pee on their starving neighbors.

  6. Michael says:

    “Before she was arrested, Hannah told The Associated Press the protesters want to be free from dependence on fossil fuels.”

    Seems to me like the country would be a lot better off if we were free from the likes of Daryl Hannah

  7. RJ says:

    As soon as all the tree-huggers stop driving cars, riding in airplanes, using anything that contains plastic, using all the comfy and convenient things that are made using petroleum in some way… THEN they can get all self-righteous and stomp their feet and sit in the way and act like spoiled brats. Till then, they need to SHUT THE H**L UP AND GO AWAY!!!

  8. Scott in Richmond says:

    Wonder how many eco-libs out there have actually considered where the electricity – which they’ll use to charge their electric cars overnight – comes from?

    (If you said “fossil-fuel-fired power plants”, give yourself a gold star!)

  9. Dr_Prunsquallor says:

    Man, looks like she’s been putting on a little pork. Might not fit into that mermaid outfit anymore…

  10. LiveSimply says:

    Daryl who? I thought she died in that plane crash with JFK Jr. I guess not.

  11. Warrior1 says:

    “Hannah says they hope President Barack Obama will not bow to oil lobbyists.” …and what??? Replaced by the clean energy lobbyists? Sheesh.

  12. Peeper says:

    Poor thing.

  13. Billy Smith says:

    This is what happens when washed out Hollywood types get bored.

  14. James says:

    Didn’t she used to be an actress? Nuff said…

  15. JB says:

    Oil lobbyist are protecting high paying jobs. Hollywood actors/actresses can be replaced by chimps.

  16. lb says:

    So what?

  17. mxyzptlyk says:

    I am sure they all walked and bicycled to the protest. These environmentalists are such hypocrites!

  18. cobiamike says:

    She actually did ride her bike from her adobe hut in Santa Monica.
    Wikipedia claims that Hannah picks beeries and nuts from the hillside for subsidence. Hunts squirrels and rabbits locally for protein needs, grows and weaves her own cotton for clothing, communicates on papaya sheets using her own blood as ink !!!
    It also states she uses no toilet paper, prefering her hands as well.

    She certainly is one to be admired !!!

  19. snickers says:

    Who is Daryl Hannah? Why do we care??

  20. Brian says:

    Yep, that Daryl Hannah always trying to make a Splash.

  21. Godiva55 says:

    I knew it! She’s an unbalanced limosine liberal.

    Did she hitchhike to D.C.??? Or (gasp!) fly in a big gas-guzzling airplane?

    Hypocrite.

    This fuel issue needs to go away.

    We need the energy.

    Get it with as little damage as possible to the land.

    There is far worthier news to report than this aging (badly) blonde bimbo getting arrested. And SUCH a sacrifice! She’ll spend about 2 minutes in jail and post bail out of her petty cash. Boo Hoo.

  22. Texas Jack says:

    $100 bucks says her ignorant butt, got their on a vehicle uses fuel and not a bike or electric car…HOLLYWEIRD GO HOME

  23. kebe says:

    And of course Ms. Hannah and her fellow protestors all walked to their protest in Washington, DC.? If she spent more time researching and studying, she and her fellow protesting hypocrites would actually find out that there is currently NO effective alternative to fuel the world. electric cars have to be plugged into “electric current.” Wind energy and most other “green” energy forms have proved expensive and unable to do what was originally claimed. Check with Spain about their green energy bust.

  24. Raining_Witch says:

    Good Lord, how can a pipeline hurt an environment? It just sits there. In Alaska, the deer will huddle near the pipeline when it’s cold outside to warm up.

    She wants America to “to be free from dependence on fossil fuels”. I wonder if Miss Hannah flew to Washington, D.C., or was she a good little environmentalist and rode her bike from Hollywood to get there?

    She also looks like she’s doing colagen injections in her lips.