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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  • Michael Kwitt
    signed 2016-07-07 18:21:34 -0700
  • Gary Stoller
    signed 2016-07-07 18:20:49 -0700
    Gary Stoller
  • loie Hayes
    signed 2016-07-07 18:17:26 -0700
    Loie Hayes
  • Veronica Stork
    signed 2016-07-07 18:17:18 -0700
  • Timothy Wickland
    signed 2016-07-07 18:16:09 -0700
  • Richard Willis
    signed 2016-07-07 18:14:58 -0700
    Richard Willis
  • Aaron Dukes
    signed 2016-07-07 18:11:29 -0700
  • terese woltz
    signed via 2016-07-07 18:09:20 -0700
    Please, NO FRACKING, NO TPP , NO FAST TRACK TPP. PLEASE
  • John Sucich
    signed 2016-07-07 18:08:26 -0700
  • Patricia Greiss
    signed 2016-07-07 18:07:22 -0700
  • Janis Hewes
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-07 18:03:54 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Janis Hewes
    @clazyrady tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-07 18:03:52 -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=1832907
  • Janis Hewes
    signed 2016-07-07 18:03:37 -0700
    Janis Hewes
  • Jessica Craig
    signed 2016-07-07 18:00:39 -0700
  • Kathleen Hood
    signed 2016-07-07 17:59:43 -0700
  • Jake McCall
    signed 2016-07-07 17:58:31 -0700
  • Jenny Winston
    signed via 2016-07-07 17:56:59 -0700
  • David Johnson
    signed 2016-07-07 17:56:18 -0700
  • Melissa Gonzales-Riggs
    signed 2016-07-07 17:52:46 -0700
  • Frank Burton
    signed 2016-07-07 17:52:17 -0700
    Frank Burton
  • Larry Nelson
    signed 2016-07-07 17:49:43 -0700
    Is this the Democratic Party Platform or the Republican Party Platform? It’s time for the DNC leadership to choose a side.
  • Rick St John
    signed 2016-07-07 17:48:12 -0700
  • georgia forbes
    signed 2016-07-07 17:44:54 -0700
  • Vinnedge Lawrence
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  • David Goy
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  • Jeffrey Hurwitz
    signed 2016-07-07 17:41:21 -0700
  • Jane Murphy
    signed 2016-07-07 17:37:40 -0700
  • S Sp
    signed 2016-07-07 17:37:37 -0700
  • Susan Kulis
    signed 2016-07-07 17:35:46 -0700
    Susan Kulis
  • Margaret Lowe
    signed 2016-07-07 17:34:44 -0700