Ian Somerhalder, the heartthrob bad Vampire Damon Salvotare of The Vampire Diaries is also famous for his environmental efforts. Previously he raised voice against BP oil spill and now joining celebrities like Mark Ruffalo and Daryl Hannah to speak out against the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The handsome star of TVD has asked President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stop the proposed pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada through the United States to refineries in Texas.

“The proposed Keystone XL pipeline puts fish and wildlife at risk, threatens the health and livelihood of countless American farmers, and perpetuates the United States’ unhealthy dependence on oil. On behalf of myself, the IS Foundation, and the 22,000 people who have already signed our Stop the Tar Sands Oil Keystone XL Pipeline Petition, we strongly urge the Obama Administration to follow through on its promise to ‘end the age of oil in our time,” said Somerhalder.

Through Ian Somerhalder Foundation, he asked his million-plus Twitter followers to get involved by signing an online petition. The ISF put together a video for kids, explaining what the pipeline is, and why it should be stopped. The foundation is asking kids to draw a picture of “how beautiful our Earth is without the corruption of tar sands, land or animals that are being hurt by the Keystone XL pipeline. The foundation also encouraging children to send their pictures directly to President Obama, proving that kids around the world care about the environment and want the pipeline stopped.

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