Loon Daryl Hannah Arrested at Keystone Pipeline Protest (Video)

Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested yesterday at a Keystone Pipeline protest in Texas.

Hannah was standing in front of an excavator when she was arrested.
Reuters reported:

Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested in Texas on Thursday after she stood in front of an earth-moving machine clearing ground for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, her representative said.

The protest took place outside Winnsboro, Texas, about 80 miles east of Dallas, said Hannah’s agent, Paul Bassis.

Hannah, 51, a longtime environmental activist, was arrested last year outside the White House in another protest against the pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline, a project of TransCanada Corp, would ship more than half a million barrels a day of oil sands-derived crude to the Texas Gulf Coast from Canada.

On Thursday, Hannah stood in front of an excavator being used to clear trees and brush in order to build the pipeline, Bassis said. Joining her was the site’s property owner, Eleanor Fairchild, 78, whose land was taken by eminent domain for the project, he said.

“Ms. Hannah and Ms. Fairchild were defending Ms. Fairchild’s property from eminent domain abuse by TransCanada,” Bassis said.

A spokeswoman for the Wood County Sheriff’s Office said no officials were available to discuss the incident.

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  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    And immediately after posting bond for protesting those totally evil oil companies and their despicable pipelines, Ms. Hannah drove to the airport in her 5.8 liter V8 Suburban SUV and, after her private jet’s fuel tanks had been filled with 5000 gallons of jet fuel, her private pilot flew her back to her 10,000 square foot home in Beverly Hills, so she could relax in her hot tub.

  • Joining her was the site’s property owner, Eleanor Fairchild, 78, whose land was taken by eminent domain for the project, he said.

    This part, right there, makes me support Hannah. EMINENT DOMAIN and given to a private company? That’s BS.

    Just like the KELO decision.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    There’s nothing “taken” by Eminent Domain. The State is required to give you fair market value for your property based upon a plurality of objective assessments.

    You can’t have one single land owner holding up a multi-billion dollar public works project (like an interstate highway, for example, or this pipeline) simply because they have an axe to grind and are trying to block the project by refusing to sell land.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Since Ms. Hannah is a wacko card-carrying Dem Party Member, the charges will be quietly dropped. After all… her intentions were good.

  • ClinkinKY

    When your last “hit” was portraying a mermaid opposite Tom Hanks 28 years ago, you have to do something to get your name out there:)

  • bigL

    “…in her SOLAR-powered hot tub”

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    bigL, nice touch.

  • dw dude

    ms Hanna is a proponent of biofuels, for which I give her credit, mainly because we should be promoting all choices of energy. that being said, throwing her celebrity behind a landowner that is not selling the land in protest is attempting to disallow the rest of us to freely make our owned informed choices. for that, she is not principled, she is a zealot.

  • jonnot

    I guess this just proves that when Hanna was dating JFK Jr. and we were told–and shown photographs/video–that he was knocking her around, that he obviously didn’t strike hard enough to “knock” any sense into her.

  • She used to be hot, but now is not

    But nobody ever accused her of being smart

  • MoreLiberty

    You people call yourselves conservatives? This, to me, was about private property rights – something this country was founded on. The government took this land against the wishes of the private individual. Just because they give her money doesn’t make it right. It’s wrong when the government takes land/property and gives it to someone else. It was wrong in the Kelo case and its wrong here. Many if you people are just as tyranical as progressives.

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  • This pipeline is a PRIVATE enterprise.
    Eminent domain is for PUBLIC use.

    And if a private person refuses to sell… Too bad.

  • retire05

    #12,MoreLiberty, I suggest there is more to this story than being reported.

    After Kelo, the Texas Legislature enacted the strongest land owner rights in the United States. If I post my land (put NO Trespassing sign up) I can shoot you if you come on my land without my permission.

  • Moreliberty

    @ Retire05

    I’m aware of the Texas law. After escaping from California in 2008 i came back to Texas, I’m also a CHL holder. My point here, regardless about the idiot actress, is we should support private property rights as conservatives. It’s called having principle. Additionally, you might want to check up on the NAFTA super highway and all of the land grabs performed by Gov Perry.



    “Hannah, 51, a longtime environmental activist” SHOULD READ: Hannah, 51, a longtime HAS BEEN Actress, desperate for “just 15 more minutes of fame”, has released a DECADES OLD PHOTO OF HERSELF to add to the Al Gore monument for Hollywood’s stupidity and immorality.

  • SKay

    “This part, right there, makes me support Hannah. EMINENT DOMAIN and given to a private company? That’s BS.

    Just like the KELO decision.”

    Apparently the KELO decision is why they are able to do it. Many states passed laws that are supposed to prevent this–but I wonder if they will be strong enough. KELO needs to be overturned. It was a bad decision.
    Building the pipeline is important–and I back that–but so is ownership of private property.

    If Obama wins a second term– if you consider his ideology–the ownership of private property may be his next target.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    My point is that Ms. Hannah’s lifestyle has an oil-based energy consumption “footprint” that is larger than an entire inner-city neighborhood.

    To prove she’s not a total hypocrit, I suggest she go live in a tent in the Alaskan wilderness somewhere (like where large Kodiak bears roam around looking for food) and STFU.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    #14 October 5, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Unfortunately, the Supreme Court disagrees with you.

  • vityas

    Did you know the Hannah family is more wealthy than the Kennedys?
    It made Jackie very uncomfortable when Daryl was dating John Jr.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    “Protesting” is the only way she can get her wrinkled, gin-soaked face in front of a camera today.

    “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. Blitzer.”

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  • Moreliberty

    #20 October 5, 2012 at 9:33 am
    Mahdi Al-Dajjal commented:

    “Unfortunately, the Supreme Court disagrees with you.”

    So? Just because the Supreme Court says something, doesn’t make it right. It might make it legal but it doesn’t make it right. Hell. according to the SC, the government can make you purchase a product from a company (insurance) or face a “tax.” According to the SC, rounding up and detaining individuals that happen to have Japanese heritage and putting in camp is OK…in the name of national security. Just because the government says it’s legal, doesn’t mean that its not wrong.

  • Joanne

    How did she get there? I’m sure she uses oil, so she should just shut up. If you don’t like it, then at least become oil independent yourself; otherwise, you are just a hypocrite….which is most liberals’ middle name.

  • DRH

    So **that’s** what happened to Baby Jane!

  • maynardb61

    Send her behind back to California on foot. We don’t want her using oil and gas to travel now do we?

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  • Hippies Still Smell

    The entire event is captured on YouTube @ ~45 minute mark.

  • Big Red

    It’s all just a misunderstanding. She freaked out because her weed was still up in that treehouse she’s been living in.

  • moriah


  • Rainmom

    I’m not Rainmom because I’m a tree-hugger. My grown daughter
    started calling me this after the movie “Rain Man,” because as
    I’ve aged, I’ve become scattered, forgetful, and regimented in behavior and thought processes.
    I commented the last time GP posted about the Keystone XL pipeline, and was roundly abused for sharing what my nephew
    and his family have gone through with this pipeline. I thought fellow conservatives could understand why property owners would
    fight against this, but I was told to go back to my “fearless leader” and someone else asked where the Liberals were when this exact thing happened in a case I’m not familiar with. I’m just an old, conservative
    housewife from Texas, and until this happened to my family, I thought in exactly the same terms as the majority of commenters here. From a conservative
    perspective, do you really believe that government has the right to declare eminent domain for a foreign-owned company? (And, bear
    in mind that this not a highway or even a stadium, so how public use
    can be claimed is unclear.)
    Also, when you talk about fair market compensation, should that
    compensation be just for the land taken? This pipeline cuts my nephew’s property in half, thereby decreasing its total value and
    making it difficult to sell, so it’s not like taking whole houses with lots and compensating the property owners for the total property. Those property owners can up and move.
    If the government came for your property, told you what the foreign-owned company would give you for just the slice of property
    that happens to run through the middle of your land, would you just roll over and take it, or would you enlist help to
    try and stop it? My nephew did the latter and lost, as will everyone
    in Winnsboro, because in the end it doesn’t matter what you
    believe government can and cannot do, if you are a
    tree-hugger leftist or a private property rights conservative, the government WILL TAKE WHAT IT WANTS, no matter who you are or who is in charge…well, unless you’re part of that
    government, like when Teddy Kennedy put the kibosh on those
    wind turbines they wanted to place in the waters adjacent to his
    property because they would spoil his view.

  • Rainmom

    Enjoy! (because we can)

  • BarbaraS

    Why does a has-been actress whose shelf life expired a long time ago need an agent? To get her out of jail?

  • Nobody loses land to a oil/ product/ natural gas pipeline. The pipeline company gets an easement and the land owner can begin using the land as soon as the contractor finishes the job. The only difference is the land owner gets a rental check every month.

  • Freddy


    Today I got to see the $5.19 gasoline and this ding-bat protesting one of the few things ANYONE is trying to do to help ME!

    I wish they would lock her up until the entire pipeline is finished!

  • Freddy


    This ‘land owner’, along with others, bought a string of UNUSABLE parcels in a line across Texas in order to prevent ANY pipelines! This is not a farmer or a rancher, it is an enviro-whacko.

  • senah

    They should have just run over her, like that guy in China was.

  • TheMadKing

    Maybe Jackson Browne was on to something.

  • And this is my other brother Daryl.