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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  • D H
    signed 2016-07-07 19:08:36 -0700
  • Alena .
    signed 2016-07-07 19:02:51 -0700
  • Lenore Olmstead
    signed 2016-07-07 19:02:27 -0700
  • Terri Jones
    signed 2016-07-07 19:00:19 -0700
  • Tia Pearson
    signed 2016-07-07 18:56:45 -0700
  • Erik DiVito
    signed 2016-07-07 18:56:18 -0700
  • William Fisk
    signed 2016-07-07 18:55:52 -0700
  • Susanna Levin Levin
    signed 2016-07-07 18:53:08 -0700
  • John Herron
    signed 2016-07-07 18:52:49 -0700
    2 late bourgeois
  • S Benmosché
    signed 2016-07-07 18:50:29 -0700
    Ban all fracking, transport and export terminals of fracked LNG and oil, along with dilbit surface and sub-surface exploitation and transportation. The sooner we leave them safely in the ground and switch to healthy planet sustaining power generation the better! Goes for nuclear fuel too.
  • Kathy Kaufman
    signed 2016-07-07 18:50:06 -0700
  • John Parr
    signed 2016-07-07 18:48:51 -0700
    Fracking is ruining our environment. We need to use solar, wind, etc. for our energy uses.
  • Karen Woodard
    signed 2016-07-07 18:47:53 -0700
  • Madge Torres
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-07 18:44:57 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Madge Torres
    @madgicalcats tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-07 18:44:54 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform! http://www.climatehawksvote.com/ban_fracking_in_the_democratic_party_platform?recruiter_id=1881065
  • Madge Torres
    signed 2016-07-07 18:44:39 -0700
    Arturo Torres
  • Deborah Aldrich
    signed 2016-07-07 18:44:12 -0700
  • Jan Lochner
    signed 2016-07-07 18:41:27 -0700
  • Andrew Kleczek
    signed 2016-07-07 18:39:21 -0700
  • Catherine de Leon
    signed 2016-07-07 18:37:58 -0700
  • Mark J. Fiore
    signed 2016-07-07 18:35:03 -0700
  • marianne primeau
    signed 2016-07-07 18:33:15 -0700
  • Dr. M. K. Russell
    signed 2016-07-07 18:30:57 -0700
  • Deb Brown
    signed 2016-07-07 18:29:41 -0700
  • Jay O'Hara
    signed 2016-07-07 18:28:58 -0700
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  • Rose Marie Wilson
    signed 2016-07-07 18:26:34 -0700
    SHAME ON TRAITOR CAROL BROWNER FOR HER ILLOGICAL POSITION!!!!!!!!! Fracking is ruining the planet, and is TOTALLY INDEFENSIBLE!!!!!!!!!
  • Jillayne Holter
    signed 2016-07-07 18:24:53 -0700
  • Helgaleena Healingline
    signed 2016-07-07 18:24:07 -0700
  • Colleen McGlone
    signed 2016-07-07 18:21:57 -0700
  • Andrea Studebaker
    signed 2016-07-07 18:21:43 -0700