Ian Somerhalder in Louisiana to help out with oil spill disaster

Those of you following Ian Somerhalder on Twitter (@iansomerhalder) know the Gulf oil spill has has hit close to home. Right now he’s in Louisiana helping raise awareness of the disaster’s devastating effects on local wildlife. According to ABC26.com, he’s shooting public service announcements for the St. Tammany Humane Society’s “Partnering for Pelicans” program and the Audobon Aquarium.

“This is the worst way to learn this lesson and I hate that it happened right here in our back yard- but I think we now know that with things like this, we have to start protecting our environment,” says Somerhalder.

READ ENTIRE STORY AT ABC26.COM.

Vampire Diaries Brasil has photos from Ian’s visit with the Humane Society.

You can find more information on helping and/or donating to St. Tammany Humane Society here and the Audobon Aquarium here. For more information on the various ways you can donate or help, visit the National Wildlife Federation’s post: How You Can Help Wildlife Impacted by the BP Oil Spill.

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2 Responses to “Ian Somerhalder in Louisiana to help out with oil spill disaster”

  1. The Destructionist Says:

    I have a sinking feeling that this oil disaster is being downplayed and may be much larger than we think. I wanted to know just how much oil was flowing into the ocean from that broken pipeline (in both barrels and in gallons) so I did some research on my own.

    Barrels vs. Gallons

    Most news articles claim that since April 21, 2010 roughly 4 million gallons of sweet crude have been leaked into the Gulf at a rate of 210,000 gallons per day. But according to an Associated Press article just posted today (What went wrong at oil rig? A lot), approximately 4,000,000 barrels have already spilled into the Gulf. When you convert those barrels into gallons, you end up with a whopping 168,000,000 gallons of oil: that’s a difference of 164,000,000 gallons from the previous estimate!

    (Don’t believe me? Read the articles and convert the measurements for yourself.)

    http://www.examiner.com/x-42484-Environmental-Health-Examiner~y2010m5d12-Toxic-chemicals-used-in-BP-oil-spill-cleanup-oil-to-remain-flowing-through-Gulf-VIDEO

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_gulf_oil_spill

    http://www.calculateme.com/Volume/Barrels(Petroleum)/ToGallons.htm

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