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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  • Maureen O'Neal
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-07 16:45:51 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Maureen O'Neal
    @MaureenONeal tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-07 16:45:48 -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=1834979
  • Maureen O'Neal
    signed 2016-07-07 16:45:33 -0700
    Maureen O’Neal
  • Pamylle Greinke
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  • Andres Pacheco
    signed 2016-07-07 16:44:42 -0700
  • Marie Beckham
    signed 2016-07-07 16:40:14 -0700
  • Rich Yurman
    signed 2016-07-07 16:38:15 -0700
  • Eric Meyer
    signed 2016-07-07 16:36:35 -0700
  • barbara burke
    signed 2016-07-07 16:34:15 -0700
  • Liam Bules
    signed 2016-07-07 16:33:21 -0700
  • Edward Bruner
    signed 2016-07-07 16:32:40 -0700
  • Christine Covelli
    signed 2016-07-07 16:32:13 -0700
  • Ellen Domke
    signed 2016-07-07 16:31:56 -0700
  • Lisa Ring
    signed 2016-07-07 16:31:02 -0700
  • Michael Lewandowski
    signed 2016-07-07 16:30:03 -0700
  • Diane Shrader
    signed 2016-07-07 16:27:22 -0700
  • Elizabeth Potter
    signed 2016-07-07 16:26:48 -0700
    Elizabeth Potter
  • Kim Wiseman
    signed 2016-07-07 16:26:23 -0700
    Kim Wiseman
  • Carol Morehead
    signed 2016-07-07 16:25:54 -0700
    Dr. Paul Morehead
  • linda robinson
    signed 2016-07-07 16:24:59 -0700
  • Paul Netusil
    signed 2016-07-07 16:22:56 -0700
  • Sarah Katz
    signed 2016-07-07 16:20:17 -0700
  • Gerrit Crouse
    signed 2016-07-07 16:20:07 -0700
  • Vicki Fisher
    signed 2016-07-07 16:19:00 -0700
    If you care about clean water you will back this!!!
  • Amy Miller
    signed 2016-07-07 16:18:33 -0700
  • John Diamond
    signed 2016-07-07 16:17:57 -0700
  • John Holtzclaw
    signed 2016-07-07 16:17:42 -0700
  • Asphodel Denning
    signed 2016-07-07 16:13:05 -0700
  • Cathy Roberts
    signed 2016-07-07 16:12:02 -0700
    Fracking is dangerous – it is poisoning water and causing unusual seismic activity
  • Gwynne Shippy
    signed 2016-07-07 16:11:03 -0700
    Gwynne Shippy