The Splash star, a longtime environmental campaigner, was taken into custody alongside 78-year-old Eleanor Fairchild on Thursday night (04Oct12) after taking part in a demonstration against TransCanada's controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which is being built to transfer crude oil from Canada to refineries on America's Gulf Coast.
The women were booked on suspicion of criminal trespassing after they stood in front of construction equipment on Fairchild's farm in the town of Winnsboro, near Dallas and they were released from Wood County Jail in Quitman late on Thursday.
Hannah, who is also facing a charge of resisting arrest, has now spoken out about the drama, insisting the pair had done nothing wrong.
She tells local news channel KLTV, "I was peacefully protesting the unwanted advances of TransCanada on Eleanor Fairchild's land. 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."
And the actress has accused a burly guard allegedly working for the oil company of hurting her for no reason: "We just sort of stood in front of them (police) and held our hands in a stop motion. I'm holding my wrist because there was this private security guard... and he injured my wrist."
It's Hannah's second arrest fighting the pipeline - she was taken into custody in August, 2011, after protesting outside the White House in Washington, D.C.
The Splash star, a longtime environmental campaigner, has been leading a demonstration against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which is being built to transfer crude oil from Canada to refineries on America's Gulf Coast.
She was arrested on Thursday along with 78-year-old Eleanor Fairchild on suspicion of criminal trespassing and resisting arrest after they stood in front of construction equipment.
The pair was taken to the Wood County Jail in Quitman, Texas.
Hannah was previously arrested in August 2011 after protesting against the pipeline at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Daryl Hannah had a interesting Thursday night. The famed 51-year-old Splash star was arrested on Thursday for criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, a Wood County Texas Jail official tells Hollywood.com. While she did have to spend some time behind bars, Hannah bonded out around midnight. In order to be released, Hannah had to pay a $1,500 bond on the criminal trespass charge and $3,000 for resisting arrest.
So what landed Hannah behind bars in the first place? Hannah was supposedly protesting the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, CBS News reports. Hannah and 78-year-old landowner Eleanor Fairchild were reportedly standing in front of equipment on Fairchild's farm in Winnsboro, Tex. in an attempt to keep the construction from progressing.
This isn't the first time that Hannah has been arrested for protesting the TransCanada pipeline. She was picked up in August 2011 in Washington, where several hundred other individuals were arrested the same month for standing up against the building of the $7 billion pipeline, which will bring crude oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries.
"It is unfortunate Ms. Hannah and other out-of-state activists have chosen to break the law by illegally trespassing on private property," David Dodson, a spokesman for TransCanada, said, of Hannah's recent arrest. He also claimed that the protestors were "putting their own safety and the safety of others at risk."
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