I do not understand German politics. Are they always the complete opposite of America? Is that how it works?
In Germany, for example, a conservative politician, the country's environment minister, suggested that he opposed fracking. From The Guardian:
Pending rules for the drilling techniques would likely be tightened, said Peter Altmaier, a conservative politician in chancellor Angela Merkel's government.
"The message is we want to limit fracking, we don't want to facilitate it," he told Deutschlandfunk radio. "And anyway I don't see in the foreseeable future that fracking will be employed anywhere within Germany." …
Altmaier said he would recommend that interested parties refrain from applying for exploration licences.
Those "interested parties" include BASF and ExxonMobil.
Bizarroland, right? It gets weirder.