Daryl Hannah freed following arrest in pipeline protest
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Actress Daryl Hannah has been released from a Texas jail following her arrest as she protested an oil pipeline designed to bring crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported last Saturday that she was freed on US$2,500 (S$3,070) bond on Thursday night, but faces criminal trespass charges.
Her release came hours after being arrested in Winnsboro, east of Dallas. Hannah and 78-year-old Eleanor Fairchild were arrested after blocking heavy equipment in an attempt to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline through Fairchild's land. Fairchild was released on a personal recognisance bond.
Hannah has long opposed TransCanada's construction of the US$7 billion pipeline, which is designed to transport heavy tar-sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to Texas' Gulf Coast refineries. Known for roles in dozens of movies, including Splash and Kill Bill, Hannah also was arrested in August 2011 while protesting the pipeline in Washington.