The Twelve Days of Fracking

[Sung to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas. As much as I don’t like to associate a lovely song with the ugly realities of our day… well… I had to.]

On the first day of fracking                                   
The scientists said to us,
“We’re trashing our precious Earth.”

 On the second day of fracking                       
‘Ol Cheney gave to Bush
A gutted EPA
And we’re trashing our precious Earth.

On the third day of fracking
The Supreme Court banged their gavel:
Corporations rule!
A gutted EPA
And we’re trashing our precious Earth.

On the fourth day of fracking
Congress laughed and said
We’ll look the other way,
Corporations rule!
A gutted EPA,
And we’re trashing our precious Earth.

On the fifth day of fracking
The fossil fuel giants counted:
**All their golden billions**
Look the other way,
Corporations rule!
A gutted EPA,
And we’re trashing our precious Earth.

On the sixth day of fracking
The shale rigs gave to us:
Contaminated groundwater
**All those golden billions**
Look the other way,
Corporations rule!
A gutted EPA,
And we’re trashing our precious Earth.

On the seventh day of fracking
The oil spills gave to us:
Dead birds a-floating
Contaminated groundwater
**All those golden billions**
Look the other way,
Corporations rule!
A gutted EPA,
And we’re trashing our precious Earth.

On the eighth day of frackingkoch brothers with santa hats
The Koch Empire banked on
Climate change deniers
Dead birds a-floating
Contaminated groundwater
**All those golden billions**
Look the other way,
Corporations rule!
A gutted EPA,
And we’re trashing our precious Earth.

On the ninth day of fracking
Everywhere we saw
Filthy, polluting liars
Climate change deniers
Dead birds a-floating
Contaminated groundwater
**All those golden billions**
Look the other way,
Corporations rule!
A gutted EPA,
And we’re trashing our precious Earth.

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On the tenth day of fracking
We cried and wrung our hands… because
Greedy lords a-pillaging
Filthy, polluting liars
Climate change deniers
Dead birds a-floating
Contaminated groundwater
**All those golden billions**
Look the other way,
Corporations rule!
A gutted EPA,
And we’re trashing our precious Earth.

On the eleventh day of fracking
First Nations pointed out:
Global injustice
Greedy lords a-pillaging
Filthy, polluting liars
Climate change deniers
Dead birds a-floating
Contaminated groundwater
**All those golden billions**
Look the other way,
Corporations rule!
A gutted EPA,
And we’re trashing our precious Earth.

On the twelfth day of fracking
The people woke and said,
STOP THE FRACKING MADNESS!
Global injustice
Greedy lords a-pillaging
Filthy, polluting liars
Climate change deniers
Dead birds a-floating
Contaminated groundwater
**All those golden billions**
Look the other way,
Corporations rule!
A gutted EPA,
And we’re trashing our precious Earth!

Personally, I prefer calling birds, turtle doves, geese, swans, and drummers drumming. 

LET’S MAKE 2015 THE YEAR WE CHANGE IT ALL.

Photo credit: Jose B. Ruiz

Photo credit: Jose B. Ruiz

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