Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder rallies fracking opponents in St. Tammany

ST. TAMMANY PARISH (WGNO) – Ian Somerhalder was raised in Covington and is adored by teenaged girls everywhere. But Wednesday night, the CW network’s Vampire Diaries star appeared in a different role, as a critic of a proposed oil fracking project in St. Tammany Parish.

“The fracking process does not lend itself to being in an environment that is considered a wetland,” Somerhalder told WGNO News. “The aquifer that feeds this area is the same aquifer that is threatened by hydraulic fracking.”

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