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Daryl Hannah

Faces Off with Police

6/23/2009 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Daryl Hannah has a smooth, flawless, gorgeous face that can stop traffic -- and today she got arrested for just that.

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The 48-year-old "Clan of the Cave Bear" star, a NASA scientist and their ragtag group of protesters were arrested in West Virginia after blocking off a road leading to a coal processing plant in Raleigh County. Hannah's crew was protesting mountaintop removal mining -- a type of mining criticized for allegedly harming the environment.

30 were arrested in total and booked on misdemeanor charges of obstruction and impeding traffic.

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KELC    

Go Daryl!! It is nice to see a celebrity getting involved and even being arrested for trying to make this world a better place, wish more people were like her. I can't believe the nasty comments from everyone-this woman is trying to make a difference,what have you done today??!! And as for the comments on her looks-grow up people-she probably looks better than you do on your best day.

1858 days ago
17.

lurker    

omg she looks like joan rivers

johnjohn just turned over in his grave,

1858 days ago
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Lelsie B.    

She's such a brave soul, someones got to stand up for those poor mountain tops. Iran's protestors have nothing on our Hollywood protesters. With everything that's going on in the Middle East it's hard to stomach these freaks of nature.

1858 days ago
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tenn    

Doesn't anyone find it funny that Daryl wants to preserve a natural environment yet she can't keep herself natural?

1858 days ago
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Vic    

Geez, she was so pretty--"Splash", "Summer Lovers"--she really is scary now. And whoever made the remark about her being a nature lover and then screwing up her face--you're right. Maybe she's an activist now because she realizes she f-ed with nature and made herself look bad. That's never a good thing. A damn shame, if you ask me. A damn shame.

1858 days ago
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wv resident    

I also live in WV and I think these protests need to stop. These people do not understand that the majority of their electricity comes from coal. Aside from that, they are trying to put thousands out of work in a state that does not have many well paying jobs other than the coal industry. Only a handful of the protesters arrested in the past few weeks at various events are even from this state. I'm not going to fly to California to complain about things there. These people need to worry about what is going on in their respective states and communities and let us worry about things here.

1858 days ago
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mia    

"Mountaintop removal mining is a form of strip mining in which coal companies use explosives to blast as much as 800 to 1000 feet off the tops of mountains order to reach the coal seams that lie underneath. The resulting millions of tons of waste rock, dirt, and vegetation are then dumped into surrounding valleys, burying miles and miles of streams under piles of rubble hundreds of feet deep. Mountaintop removal mining harms not only aquatic ecosystems and water quality, but also destroys hundreds of acres of healthy forests and fish and wildlife habitat, including habitat of threatened and endangered species, when the tops of mountains are blasted away.

This practice also devastates Appalachian communities and cultures that have existed in these mountains for hundreds of years. Residents of the surrounding communities are threatened by rock slides, catastrophic floods, poisoned water supplies, constant blasting, destroyed property, and lost culture. As a result, many have been fighting the practice for years. Mountaintop removal mining takes place in many states in the Appalachian region, including West Virginia, Kentucky, southern Virginia, and eastern Tennessee."

http://www.stopmountaintopremoval.org/what-is-mountaintop-removal.html

1858 days ago
24.

something smells    

What did she do to her face? it looks awful.

1858 days ago
25.

RJ    

Way to go Daryl...but ummm...what happened to your face?? Looks like a freak of nature!!

1858 days ago
26.

kim    

LOVE THE CLEBRITIES WHO LIVE IN THEIR CASTLES ON THE HILL AND GO AFTER COAL MINERS WHO CAN BARELY GET BY. GET A LIFE AND PROTEST SOMETHING VALID LIKE CHILD ABUSE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ETC.

1858 days ago
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kim    

FOR ALL YOU AGAINST MOUNTAIN TOP MINING - YOU CARE MORE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT THAN HUMAN BEINGS AND THEIR JOB SECURITY! COAL MINERS WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY FOR MEAGER INCOMES. IF ALL YOU ENVIROMENTALISTS WANT TO STIP USING ELECTRICITY THAN YOU HAVE A SAY BUT NO, LIKE MOST CELEBS, YOU LIVE IN BIG HOUSES USING TONS OF ELECTRICTY YET HAVE THE NERVE TO PROTEST SOMETHING SIMPLY BECAUSE IT MAY BE BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. YOU ARE THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITES!

1858 days ago
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Kim    

She is so desperate for attention. She came all the way to WV to be seen. Coal keeps the lights on people. All the holly whores need to stay in LA where the freak show is. Keep the freaks out of my state.

1858 days ago
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kim    

MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, GRANDFATHER, FATHER & UNCLES ARE COAL MINERS IM KENTUCKY. I GUARANTEE YOU I KNOW ALOT MORE ABOUT COAL MINING THAN ANYONE PROTSTING OR ANY OF YOU ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

IT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY JOBS - YOU ARE EXTREMELY MISINFORMED

1858 days ago
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mia    

"Mountaintop removal is a mining technique designed, from the very start, to take the labor force out of the mining operation. What used to take hundreds of miners employed for decades, now takes a half dozen heavy equipment operators and blasting technicians a couple of years. According to the bureau of labor statistics, in the early 1950’s there were between 125,000 and 145,000 miners employed in West Virginia; in 2004 there were just over 16,000. During that time, coal production has increased. This decline in the workforce continues today. Draglines and other advances in technology resulted in a 29% decline in mining jobs during 1987 and 1997, while coal production rose 32 percent during the same period."

MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL CAUSES JOB LOSS.

Kim, you are a very stupid person. Educate yourself.

http://www.appvoices.org/index.php?/mtr/economics/

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