MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Ian Somerhalder, star of The CW series "Vampire Diaries," has publicly shown his opposition to a proposal to set up a fracking well in a community north of New Orleans.
Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1tJ2CNU) that Somerhalder attended a public meeting Wednesday where many in the crowd waved signs against the proposed well in Louisiana's St. Tammany Parish.
A reporter posting comments online wrote that Somerhalder's presence "could explain why there are more teen-agers at this meeting than at other fracking meetings" in the area.
An energy industry representative, Bill Dale, spoke in favor of establishing a well near busy Interstate 12 in the area. The energy industry uses so-called fracking techniques to extract oil and gas from rock by injecting high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com