1st Act of Civil Disobedience in Sierra Club's 120 Years
Daryl Hannah, Robert Kennedy Jr. among those arrested in Keystone XL protest
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 14, 2013 3:44 AM CST
Civil rights protester Julian Bond, left, and Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, second from left, gather with activists in front of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.   (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

(Newser) – More than 40 protesters, including the likes of Robert Kennedy Jr. and Daryl Hannah, were arrested yesterday after protesting the Keystone XL oil pipeline, reports NPR. The event, which saw demonstrators tying themselves to the gates of the White House, was the first act of civil disobedience for the 120-year-old Sierra Club, says its director, who was also arrested. Activists Julian Bond and Bill McKibben were also arrested, the AP reports; everyone was released on $100 bond. And Perez Hilton has a special note for Taylor Swift: Kennedy's son, Conor, was also among the busted environmentalists.

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Apr 20, 2014 2:40 PM CDT
Daryl? Again? http://www.newser.com/story/127297/daryl-hannah-arrested-in-white-house-protest-against-keystone-xl-pipeline.html
Mar 9, 2013 3:13 PM CST
Of course they all used a fossil fueled means of transportation to get there. The biggest hypocrites are environmentalists. I dated one. She lives in a 2 story house with a basement, drives a hybrid and does not live like a minimalist. If the rest of the world does not participate in a cleaner earth, all this environmentalism only pads the pocketbooks on those who preach it. It is also driving up the costs of everything practical. Light bulbs used to be cheap. The people who cannot afford solar energy are going to be paying more to the utilities for electrical to make up for the loss of income from...THE RICH WHO CAN AFFORD SOLAR! Tell me who actually loses?
Feb 27, 2013 9:06 AM CST
Sorry I missed the protest. I had WORK.