78-Year-Old Arrested Blocking Pipeline

Protester was on her own land

Adam Roy

A 78-year-old great-grandmother from Texas was arrested for trespassing on her own farm as she attempted to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline alongside actress Daryl Hannah. Eleanor Fairchild and Hannah stood in front of heavy machinery that was being brought in to begin work on Fairchild’s 300-acre ranch, part of which has been seized under eminent domain for Keystone. “We just sort of stood in front of them and held our hands in a stop motion,” said Hannah, adding that a private security guard hired by TransCanada had injured her wrist. The pair face charges of criminal tresspassing, with Hannah facing an additional charge of resisting arrest. The incident marked Hannah’s second arrested in 12 months for protesting Keystone.

Via Detroit Free Press