Daryl Hannah was arrested Tuesday in front of the White House along with other environmental protesters who oppose a proposed Canada – U.S. Gulf Coast oil pipeline.
The 50 year-old actress, well known from “Splash” and “Roxanne”, was arrested after refusing police orders to leave the sit-in protest and she was released after paying a $100 fine, U.S. Parks police said.
Daryl Hannah was among more than 70 people arrested Tuesday.
Keystone XL pipeline would bring oil sands petroleum from Canada to Texas refineries and will cost 7 billion dollars. The proposed oil pipeline would go through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to refineries in Houston and Port Arthur, Texas.
Hundreds of people have been arrested outside the White House since the Tar Sands Action protest began on August 20, according to police.
Before she was arrested, Daryl Hannah told The Associated Press the protesters want to be free from dependence on fossil fuels.
Daryl Hannah was not the only actress involved in an incident in front of the White House, either “Superman” actress Margot Kidder was arrested there last week.
The protesters called for clean energy investments instead. Daryl Hannah said they hope President Barack Obama will not bow to oil lobbyists.