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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  • Janis Kay
    signed 2016-07-09 09:22:16 -0700
  • Bob Tures
    signed 2016-07-09 08:24:32 -0700
    Bob Tures
  • Barbara Silverstein
    signed 2016-07-09 08:04:15 -0700
  • Chloe Malaise
    @ChloeMalaise tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-09 07:20:52 -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=1845960
  • Chloe Malaise
    signed 2016-07-09 07:20:37 -0700
    Chloe Malaise
  • Leah Hallow
    signed 2016-07-09 07:09:25 -0700
  • Frank Reuter
    signed 2016-07-09 06:47:30 -0700
  • David and Julie Peha
    signed 2016-07-09 05:37:30 -0700
  • Mary Samuel
    signed 2016-07-09 02:52:22 -0700
    Let us not poison our grandchildren!

    Let us not poison our food supply and the remaining water supplying!
  • Christine Brown
    signed 2016-07-09 02:30:44 -0700
  • Elizabeth Swain
    signed via 2016-07-08 23:18:11 -0700
  • Jane Penn Penn
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-08 22:30:01 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Jane Penn Penn
    signed 2016-07-08 22:29:48 -0700
  • Justine Zang
    signed 2016-07-08 21:12:18 -0700
  • Roy Taylor
    signed 2016-07-08 21:01:43 -0700
  • Hattie Heavner
    signed 2016-07-08 20:43:50 -0700
    Fracking is terrible for the environment. We nee to ban this for the health of our children.
  • Adam Kaplan
    signed 2016-07-08 20:39:32 -0700
  • Janet Moran
    signed 2016-07-08 19:45:53 -0700
  • Arthur and Lois Finstein
    signed 2016-07-08 18:20:27 -0700
  • Jerry Maxwell
    signed 2016-07-08 18:14:22 -0700
    Jerry Maxwell
  • Raymond Holder
    signed 2016-07-08 18:03:03 -0700
  • Janet White
    signed 2016-07-08 16:53:57 -0700
  • Patricia Blochowiak
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-08 16:48:31 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Patricia Blochowiak
    @ECPatriciaEC tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-08 16:48:27 -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=1855656
  • Patricia Blochowiak
    signed 2016-07-08 16:47:57 -0700
  • Joseph Lite
    signed 2016-07-08 16:16:42 -0700
  • Carey Caccavo Wheaton
    signed 2016-07-08 16:01:25 -0700
  • Nancy White
    signed 2016-07-08 16:00:54 -0700
  • Hue Beattie
    signed 2016-07-08 15:12:00 -0700
    It is in our state platform.
  • Peter Laughton
    signed 2016-07-08 15:09:07 -0700
    Peter Laughton