Long-time Sea Shepherd supporter and actress Daryl Hannah was arrested a few days ago for her direct action intervention against the Keystone Pipeline in Texas.
Actress and activist Daryl Hannah was arrested on the 5th October, alongside East Texas farmer, Eleanor Fairchild while defending her farm from the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Daryl’s involvement in the Fairchild Farms story brought a lot of attention when the duo peacefully stood in front of TransCanada’s heavy machinery, which was burning piles of once-majestic trees from Eleanor’s beloved farm and delicate wetlands. Eleanor is a feisty 78-year-old great-grandmother who was arrested for “trespassing” on her own land after being inspired by Tar Sands Blockade to take action.
Greenlit by the Obama Administration, the southern portion of the pipeline which cuts through the U.S.’s agricultural heartland is already underway.
The environmental concerns are huge:
The pipeline has been called “a fuse to the largest carbon bomb on the planet,” by NASA’s leading climate scientist
The tar sands from the pipeline will be exported and will not reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
The pipeline also threatens drinking water for millions in western North America.
It could produce over 91 major spills in the next 50 years, of which we have no reliable means to clean up.
To learn more and get involved visit: http://tarsandsblockade.org