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Daryl Hannah arrested at White House

Daryl Hannah is arrested by U.S. Park Police in front of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, during a protest against the Keystone oil pipeline. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Update: Hannah was released Tuesday after paying a $100 fine, a U.S.Park Police spokesperson said.

Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested Tuesday near the White House while protesting the proposed Keystone oil pipeline.

“Sometimes it's necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom,” Hannah said, according to an NBC Washington report.  “And we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future.”

The pipeline project would move oil from Alberta, Canada through the Great Plains to refineries in Port Arthur, Tex.

This is not the “Splash” actress’s first arrest. In 2006, she chained herself to a walnut tree to protest the removal of a Los Angeles community garden. Hannah was also arrested in 2009 while protesting mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia.

Watch video of Hannah’s protest/arrest below.

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