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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  • signed 2016-07-07 20:10:10 -0700
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  • 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!
  • signed 2016-07-07 19:59:50 -0700
    katy ludwig
  • signed 2016-07-07 19:59:43 -0700
  • 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.
  • signed 2016-07-07 19:56:11 -0700
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • signed 2016-07-07 19:49:30 -0700
    Robert Lynch
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • signed 2016-07-07 19:25:37 -0700
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  • 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?
  • signed 2016-07-07 19:08:36 -0700