“Babe” actor James Cromwell was arrested in 2015 for protesting with other environmental activists outside a power plant in New York.
along with Pramilla Malick, Madeline Shaw and three others, Cromwell was arrested for a sit-in they performed at a Competitive Power Ventures natural gas site. They were arrested for obstructing traffic and fined by Wawayanda Town Justice Timothy McEdlduff Jr. to pay $250 each plus $125 in surcharges.
Cromwell had until 3:15 pm Friday to pay his fine; but he, along with three other protesters, refused to do so. They can extend that deadline until july 14 following an appeal but Cromwell will likely continue to refuse. That means he will face 7 days in prison.
“If we don’t stay together, nothing will change,” Cromwell was quoted as saying to the Times-Herald Record, “Power to the People.”
Most will recognize Cromwell best from the movies about an adventurous pig, “Babe;” he is also known for “The Green Mile,” “American Horror Asylum,” and “LA Confidential.”
In a time when the US government is pulling back on environmental regulations and protections while the rest of the world and many local and state officials push for more, Cromwell and his fellow activists represent a citizen-level commitment to minimizing the effects of climate change and keeping it in the global dialogue.
That’ll do, James. That’ll do.