While protesting the still-unbuilt Keystone XL oil pipeline (that will run between Canada to the Gulf) this afternoon outside the White House, Darryl Hannah and 100 other people were arrested and taken into police custody. Before her arrest, Hannah was quoted as saying “Sometimes it’s necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom. And we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future.” Organizing the protest was Tar Sands Action, whose website explains that it’s their goal to “commit a simple, sit-in style action at The White House fences” in order to convince President Obama to reject the permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline and “instead focus on developing safe, clean energy.” Let’s hope her efforts made a Splash with President Obama! (Oh please, I can see you enjoying it.)
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