Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested in Wood County

The actress was in Wood County protesting the TransCanada pipeline project. The owner of the land, a 78 year old great grandmother, was protesting along with Hannah and others.

When they refused to leave and even laid down in front of the earth moving equipment, Wood County officers took them in to custody.

Daryl Hannah Arrested in Wood County Texas

Wood County, Texas

So here we have a picture of Daryl Hannah in front of the familiar Wood County cinder block background. The great grandmother was also arrested.

We all know that such protests are done in an effort to bring attention to an issue, and in the end, they amount to little more than some extra paperwork for the officers involved and some extra money for the county.

KLTV in Tyler reports:

The landowner, Eleanor Fairchild, is also arrested, charged with criminal trespass and obstructing a passageway.

I understand the obstruction charge. But can someone really be charged with criminal trespass on their own land?

UPDATE:
Video added, 10-5-12

Daryl Hannah & 78 Year Old East Texas Great-Grandmother Arrested During Protest Over Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline from Hank Testor on Vimeo.

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9 comments for “Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested in Wood County

  1. jeff
    October 4, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    If I understand correctly . If the company has a legal easement ( for building the pipeline for instance )then the owner of the property cannot interfere with the purpose of the easement.If the owner or anyone else does they are liable for criminal charges

  2. Unproud Texan
    October 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I love Daryl even more now. It takes publicity for the PUBLIC to see what the issues are and that people give a damn. What if it was YOUR land? What if there was a large pipe with toxic materials going through it daily on your land that could have a slow leak into YOUR water and YOUR land poisoning YOUR family? Not only has it been known to happen, there are reasons no other states and even Canada itself will not allow this horrible process to happen on their lands. I feel so sad to be in the one state that has people so proud of being ignorant and so proud to ignore the facts. Same people that proudly do a lot of other self-destructive things.

    • PROUD TEXAN
      October 4, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Unproud Texan : you need to find you another state to reside in. This state and country’s life blood is oil. You people know nothing about the oilfield and the stringent requirements put on it. My family and I have worked in the oilfield for 3 generations. They don’t just use run of the mill pipe for this kind of job and the welders doing the work are tested out the wazoo along with every weld they make on the job. The pipeline is continually check while in service for wall thickness etc. For as long as the line is in service. And don’t say “well its not Ginger arcoss your land ” because it actually IS scheduled to come across some of our property. This pipeline will bring jobs and economic stability to our state. You do not know what you are talking about.

      • Mike J.
        October 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        We see stories several times a year about oil lines breaking and soaking acres with oil. Maybe that’s OK with you, but its not OK with everybody.

        And how exactly will this benefit Texas if the oil passes through and is shipped to other places from the port where it eventually ends up.

        This is a simple case of someone using our state as a passthrough. This will have no lasting economic impact on our state. It can only bring trouble.

        For you to tell someone to find another state to reside in shows that you are unwilling to see anybodys point of view except your own, which is so typical.

        Here are some examples of oil spills caused by pipelines just like this in the US.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_River#20http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barataria_Bay_oil_sphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Alaska_Pipelin
        and there is many more of these.

        I know that you don’t want to admit it, but this is dangerous. Very dangerous.

        If this oil were going to Texans that would be one thing, but this oil is just passing through Texas and does not benefit us or lower our costs, so it is purely for somone elses gain and it is wrong to put us in danger for that.

      • Mike J.
        October 4, 2012 at 11:20 pm

        I think you are actually a ******* for telling someone they have to accept your opinion or move. (Edited by site admin. Feel free to express your opinions, but keep it civil. Thanks)

        • PROUD TEXAN
          October 5, 2012 at 12:53 am

          I didnt said they had to accept my opinion or move. That is their right as an American. I am giving the facts. My statement that they should move is in reference to user name “Unproud Texan ” this is the great state of Texas and if you don’t love her…. leave her. And yes pipes lines break on occasion. But for the number of pipelines in the ground in his country the incidence is low. Just because people have car wrecks should we not have cars anymore? The oil from this pipeline will be refined at OUR. Refineries. Here in Texas. That means more revenue for this state plain and simple.

      • t mccoy
        October 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm

        Think again. Not always like that. Do your research. Not being ugly just saying.

  3. Joe
    October 4, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Isn’t this the same pipeline that everyone has been saying Obama killed? If he killed the project, why are they doing this?

    I tend to agree. If this were my land I would not be happy about it.

  4. PROUD TEXAN
    October 5, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Mike j : I almost forgot. I have been called ******* by much more intellegent people than you.

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