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Daryl Hannah Arrested!

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Former mermaid and eye patch enthusiast Daryl Hannah, along with NASA climatologist James Hansen and 31 other do-gooders, was arrested yesterday for obstructing officers and impeding traffic after sitting in the middle of a road outside Massey Energy’s Goals Coal preparation plant.  She was protesting mountaintop removal in southern West Virginia as a part of a civil disobedience campaign to abolish the anti-environmentally friendly practice,

Hannah addressed a crowd of miners at the plant:

“I’d like to thank all of the miners for all of the work you’ve done powering America…But there is no need to destroy our planet to power our future.”

It wasn’t the first green-related arrest for Ms. Hannah.  In 2006, she was arrested for chaining herself to a walnut tree which was to be demolished to make space for a warehouse in Los Angeles.



June 25, 2009 - Posted by | Celebrity Shenanigans, Culture Critic | , ,


  1. I saw this yesterday and applauded Daryl here at my desk. If I lived in West Virginia I’d definitely be right there with her.

    Comment by Skaði | June 25, 2009 | Reply

  2. I always liked her. I mean, she seemed a little crazy, but in the fun, have you met my crazy friend Daryl way. Go green!

    Comment by TheHobo | June 25, 2009 | Reply

  3. W.Va. is such a horribly poor state. I really appreciate that Daryl spoke respectfully to and of the workers who are, let’s face it, just trying to put food on their family’s tables.

    It’s Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in action – when you’re struggling to achieve the issues at the bottom of the pyramid (physiological and safety requirements), you don’t have the luxury of worrying yourself with issues at the top of the pyramid (morality, creativity, etc.)

    Comment by SeaKat | June 25, 2009 | Reply

  4. ::swooooon!::

    You know I’m a sucker for a Maslow reference, SeaKat!

    Comment by baby fish mouth | June 25, 2009 | Reply

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