In this July 27, 2011 file photo, the sun shines over a Range Resources well site in Washington, Pa. Germany and the state of Vermont recently banned fracking. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Vermont, Germany To Pass Anti-Fracking Legislation

As Germany plans to outlaw hydraulic fracturing, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is preparing to sign legislation that would ban the practice for 2012.