VIDEO: Gasland Director Josh Fox, Actor Daryl Hannah Arrested at White House

Gasland Director Josh Fox arrested while protesting at White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Josh Fox, Director of the highly controversial documentary Gasland, has been arrested.

Fox and actor Daryl Hannah were arrested in front of the White House while participating in a protest of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, through six U.S. states to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The pipeline would travel through South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, carrying the oil to refineries in Houston and Port Arthur, TX.

Tar Sands Action, a coordinator of the protest, said

In an act of civil disobedience, we stand together today and risk arrest in front of the White House to demand that President Obama stand up to these big corporate interests, reject the Keystone XL Pipeline permit, and put an end to this corporate-dominated madness. The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would further open up disastrous mining on indigenous lands in Alberta, Canada. The pipeline would then take this toxic and corrosive crude across the country down to the Gulf Coast, threatening communities with spills and health impacts all along the way. It would release enormous amounts of global warming pollution, further fueling the climate crisis. Bottom-line: it threatens our future and we can’t let it happen.

It has been reported that as of yesterday, 872 Americans have been arrested while participating in the civil-disobedience protest.

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