The actress was apprehended in Texas along with 78-year-old landowner Eleanor Fairchild.
The two women were protesting against TransCanada's proposed oil pipeline in Winnsboro, around 100 miles east of Dallas, and were arrested for reportedly standing in front of heavy drilling machinery on Fairchild's farm in an attempt to bring work to a halt.
"They've arrested Daryl... and a rural Texas great-grandmother," The AP quotes Bassis as saying.
Quipping that "the streets of Winnsboro will be much safer tonight now that they've gotten that 78-year-old great grandmother off the streets", Bassis added that he had spoken to Hannah, who had indicated it was likely that the two women would be held at Wood County Jail overnight.
[Daryl Hannah is arrested at an earlier protest against the pipeline at the White House, August 2011]
Hannah is a staunch opponent of the pipeline, which is planned to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, and was arrested at the White House last August following a sit-in against the development.
TransCanada spokesman David Dodson said: "It is unfortunate [that] Ms Hannah and other out-of-state activists have chosen to break the law by illegally trespassing on private property."
He also argued that protesters were endangering the safety of both themselves and others.