Actress Daryl Hannah was bailed out of jail recently after refusing to move off the sidewalk in front of the White House, where she and other protesters were gather to demonstrate against a planned oil pipeline which purportedly will run from Canada to the U.S. Gulf coast.
The actress, known for her work in such movies as “Splash” , “Roxanne” and “Kill Bill” has been arrested and bailed out of jail for protesting other environmental causes such as the destruction of a Los Angeles California urban community garden in 2006, and again in 2009 for a mountaintop removal in West Virginia. Many consider the tar sands project to be an environmental disaster in the making, both for Canada and the US. Oil extraction methods in Canada would create extensive damage to the forests where the oil is located. In the US where the pipeline would cross the entire vertical length of the US, oil leaks would be more toxic to the environment than those that occur offshore.
Say what you will about her acting career. Personally, I find it refreshing that a celebrity is using her star power to draw attention to a cause bigger than herself as opposed to the many ‘celebutantes’ who end up being jailed and bailed for drug and alcohol abuse who then rant about their supposed violation of entitlement.(yes you: Charlie,Lindsey,Xtina!)
Daryl, the next time you need a bail bondsman, give us a call. We’ll give you a special “save the planet” rate,okay?