Daryl Hannah arrested in White House oil protest

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Actress Daryl Hannah takes part in a demonstration against the Keystone oil pipeline, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in front of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Actress Daryl Hannah takes part in a demonstration against the Keystone oil pipeline, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in front of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested in front of the White House along with other environmental protesters opposing a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The sit-in Tuesday involved dozens protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. It would go through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to refineries in Texas.

Before she was arrested, Hannah told The Associated Press the protesters want to be free from dependence on fossil fuels. The group calls for clean energy investments instead. Hannah says they hope President Barack Obama will not bow to oil lobbyists.

Hannah sat down on the sidewalk and refused orders from U.S. Park Police to move.

She has been arrested in the past for environmental causes.

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