Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mermaid - Daryl Hannah arrested at sit in

Hows this for a 50 year old Mermaid

 The actress, 50, was handcuffed and led away following a sit-in calling on US President Barack Obama to axe plans for a controversial oil pipeline. Hannah — who also appeared in blockbuster films Splash and Wall Street — was the first person to be nicked during the protest in Washington DC. It came after Hannah refused police orders to move

 Hannah was among a large group of environmentalists who are furious over the proposed 1,677-mile Keystone XL pipeline. Before her arrest she warned Obama he could be voted out if he did not scrap it.She said: "He needs to just make the right decision. If he doesn't make that right decision, I'm sure we will see huge effects in the next election."

 The Keystone XL pipeline would carry as much as 900,000 barrels of crude oil a day from Canada to the US Gulf Coast in Texas. Environmental groups say the pipeline should be stopped because it could pose a threat to ecologically sensitive areas along the planned route. Hannah said: "We want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future." The oil line's supporters argue is vital to America's energy security and say it would create thousands of jobs at a time when the US economy is foundering.

Well she made quite a Splash