Germany is telling major oil corporations to get the frack out

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As Spiegel is reporting today – Germany’s Environment Minister and Economy Minister have bowed to pressure of environmental groups and put the brakes on the controversial practice known as hydraulic fracking – which injects chemicals into the ground to break up rocks containing natural gas.

Here in the United States, fracking is rampant – with study after study showing that fracking chemicals poison drinking water and may even lead to earthquakes - which is why the Germans don’t want it.

Germany now joins France and Bulgaria as European nations that have banned fracking – and if only oil barons didn’t control our Congress – we’d be on that short list of nations too that value the safety of their people rather than the profits of energy corporations.

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So I wonder....are we going to be the last to ban fracking? What do you think it's going to take to stop this? It's getting out of hand! I bet there is a fracking map on the internet that shows where all the fracking is going on and I bet it is spreading like a wildfire across the nation.

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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