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    Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:42:20

    Actress Margot Kidder Arrested in Washington, DC - She was part of an oil project protest

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    Ut oh. Actress Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the 1980s Superman franchise, was arrested in Washington, DC. on Tuesday for protesting against an oil project.

    Kidder, 62, took part in a group rally against TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline scheme.

    What was the hulabaloo? Kidder and the group were hoping to convince President Barack Obama to put the kibosh on the $7 billion planned project to move oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast. Canadian officials have already approved the work, but it needs a final nod from authorities before it can move forward.

    Kidder revealed her position during the protest, saying, "It's bound to leak… They always assure us these things are safe, and they never are."

    Police broke up the protest, held outside of the White House, and ended up arresting a handful of people, including the actress. She was released late on Tuesday after being charged with failing to follow the rules of protesting on sidewalks.

    What is your position on this oil project, if any? Does the fact that Margot Kidder got arrested make you want to educate yourself about the issue?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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