James Cromwell has been sentenced to seven days in jail after he refused to pay fines associated with an arrest during a protest.
The 77-year-old Oscar-nominated actor, best known for his work in films like Babeand L.A. Confidential as well as the American Horror Story series, was among six protestors who were arrested for a sit-in at a power plant in upstate New York.
Cromwell and the others, who refer to themselves as the “Wawayanda Six,” protested the opening of a natural gas power plant being built in the town. It’s set to open in February 2018 and environmental activists say it will have a negative impact on the environment.
“If we don’t stay together, nothing will change,” Cromwell told the Times Herald-Record of Middletown. “Power to the people.”