WAWAYANDA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Actor James Cromwell was arrested in Orange County Friday morning as he protested against the construction of a power plant.

Police used bolt cutters to remove a metal harness that Cromwell and two other demonstrators put around their necks.

They had refused to move from the entrance of a Competitive Power Ventures plant under construction in Wawayanda.

The protesters said the plant could harm the environment.

Cromwell was nominated for best supporting actor for his role in the movie “Babe.” He also appeared in “L.A. Confidential” and “American Horror Story.”