Ban Fracking in the Democratic Party Platform

Update: Read the final text of the 2016 Democratic Platform. Read about how Climate Hawks Vote and allies confronted Democratic leaders at the Democratic National Convention on fracking.

Fracking is a type of drilling that injects millions of gallons of hydraulic fluids — a mixture of chemicals, water and sand — into a well to create pressure that cracks open rock underground, releasing natural gas or oil. This process can deplete and contaminate local water, damage the environment and threaten public health. 

The fugitive methane pollution from the hydrofracturing process is accelerating global warming. On a national scale, a growing body of scientific evidence is building that the climate benefits of switching from coal to natural gas were a total mirage, with the catastrophic Porter Ranch methane blowout the most visible and extreme example of a nationwide surge in methane leakage as a result of the domestic fracking boom promoted by the Bush and Obama administrations. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide on a twenty-year timespan. 

The Democratic Party needs to take a clear stand against dirty energy and for a climate-safe future - the party platform should call for an immediate moratorium on fracking everywhere.

To Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC Chair and Delegates of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:

Make a ban on fracking for natural gas an official plank of the 2016 Democratic Party platform.

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Leslie Brown
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Jared Cornelia
Andrew Gordon
Lyra Engel
Robert Lynch
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Stephanie Low
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  • Leslie Brown
    signed via 2016-07-07 20:10:46 -0700
  • Deborah Efron
    signed 2016-07-07 20:10:10 -0700
  • Paul Schlichting
    signed 2016-07-07 20:09:06 -0700
  • Dewell Javier
    signed 2016-07-07 20:06:33 -0700
  • Janice Holz
    signed 2016-07-07 20:05:27 -0700
  • katy ludwig
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-07 20:00:04 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • katy ludwig
    signed 2016-07-07 19:59:50 -0700
    katy ludwig
  • Jennifer & David Cherelin
    signed 2016-07-07 19:59:43 -0700
  • Gitana Van Buskirk
    signed 2016-07-07 19:57:47 -0700
    FRACKING MUST END COMPLETEY! THINK OF YOUR CHILDREN! WE NEED DRINKING WATER TO SURVIVE! WHO CARES ABOUT MONEY IF WE’RE DEAD.
  • Jean Williams
    signed 2016-07-07 19:56:11 -0700
  • Norman West
    signed 2016-07-07 19:53:39 -0700
  • Jared Cornelia
    signed 2016-07-07 19:53:27 -0700
  • Andrew Gordon
    signed 2016-07-07 19:51:00 -0700
  • Lyra Engel
    signed 2016-07-07 19:50:01 -0700
    We value our environment and demand that the end of fracking is part of the Democratic Platform. We cannot support a party whose values are not in alignment with a progressive agenda that goes as far as possible to safeguard our natural resources.
  • Robert Lynch
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-07 19:49:48 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Robert Lynch
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-07 19:49:47 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Robert Lynch
    signed 2016-07-07 19:49:30 -0700
    Robert Lynch
  • Hugh McElwain
    signed 2016-07-07 19:44:45 -0700
  • Stephanie Low
    signed 2016-07-07 19:43:28 -0700
  • J Anderson
    signed 2016-07-07 19:41:37 -0700
  • L Parker
    signed 2016-07-07 19:39:10 -0700
  • Tracy Griswold
    signed 2016-07-07 19:38:24 -0700
  • Rachel C
    signed 2016-07-07 19:29:02 -0700
  • Patrick De La Garza Und Senkel
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-07 19:25:56 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Lawrence Licklider
    signed 2016-07-07 19:25:40 -0700
    Kids in locked flooding ‘hothouse’. Explosive rise in carbon dioxide (4 ppm rise in just last twelve months) and in methane (expletive!). We’re destroying our children’s future to keep a ‘subprime’ fossil fuels industry going. Stop Fracking Now!
  • Patrick De La Garza Und Senkel
    signed 2016-07-07 19:25:37 -0700
  • Richard Voget
    signed 2016-07-07 19:18:33 -0700
  • Andrea Robinson
    signed 2016-07-07 19:14:00 -0700
  • Cynthia Bauer
    signed 2016-07-07 19:12:21 -0700
  • Pamela Wilcox
    signed 2016-07-07 19:11:22 -0700
    WHY IS THE ESTABLISHMENT TURNING A BLIND EYE ON CLIMATE CHANGE? DO THEY NOT HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN THAT THEY CARE ABOUT HAVING A PLANET FOR IN THE FUTURE?