Get Off My Land!
Oct 7, 2012 | Information Clearing House
Daryl Hannah and Eleanor Fairchild Defend Fairchild Farms From Keystone XL
October 07, 2012
How can you be arrested for "trespassing" on your own land?
Well, anything can happen when a multinational corporation comes
in and expropriates your farm for their profit.
That's why actress and activist Daryl Hannah has joined forces
with East Texas ranch owner Eleanor Fairchild, 78, to stage a
Keystone XL construction
on Mrs. Fairchild's
farm. The actress is intent on defending Mrs. Fairchild's home
and business, Fairchild Farms, a portion of which has been
expropriated by TransCanada, for its toxic tar sands pipeline.
The duo claim their action is inspired by our ongoing tree
blockade happening on a neighboring property.
On Thursday afternoon, Hannah marched across Fairchild Farms
with the ranch owner to block bulldozers from continuing to
clear large swaths of Mrs. Fairchild's land along the toxic tar
sands pipeline's route. Keystone XL will permanently bisect Mrs.
Fairchild's 300 acre ranch, which includes undeveloped wetland
areas and natural springs producing over 400 gallons of fresh
water per minute from her property. Hannah, whose outspoken
anti-Tar Sands position dates back many years, expressed pride
to be able to stand with Mrs. Fairchild who is watching her home
and its delicate ecosystems be destroyed in front of her eyes.
the Megaloads Now!
October 08, 2012