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.

20,000 signatures

Who's signing

Susan Petra
lu Collins
Victoria Jensen
Marni Nacheff
Barbara Miller
Ronald Jost
Hal Quantz
M. Lara Hoke
Elsa Bruton
Janis Kay
Bob Tures
Barbara Silverstein
Chloe Malaise
Leah Hallow
Frank Reuter
David and Julie Peha
Mary Samuel
Christine Brown
Bruce Bulman
Elizabeth Swain
Jane Penn Penn
Justine Zang
Roy Taylor
George Gregory
Hattie Heavner
Adam Kaplan
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  • Susan Petra
    signed 2016-07-09 15:25:11 -0700
    Our water, soil and air are FINITE. We must protect them. NOW.
  • lu Collins
    signed 2016-07-09 14:31:11 -0700
    I consider this one of the most crucial issues at stake. The Democratic Party will bring extreme damage to its remaining credibility by ignoring this issue. Your job is NOT to protect corporations!
  • Victoria Jensen
    signed 2016-07-09 14:07:19 -0700
    Victoria Jensen
  • Marni Nacheff
    signed 2016-07-09 13:47:54 -0700
  • Barbara Miller
    signed 2016-07-09 13:34:30 -0700
  • Ronald Jost
    signed 2016-07-09 12:21:31 -0700
    Ronald Jost
  • Hal Quantz
    signed 2016-07-09 11:09:38 -0700
  • M. Lara Hoke
    signed 2016-07-09 10:10:04 -0700
  • Elsa Bruton
    signed 2016-07-09 09:53:18 -0700
    No more fracking!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Bruce Bulman
    signed 2016-07-09 00:35:16 -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
  • George Gregory
    signed 2016-07-08 20:55:48 -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
  • Thomas Wolslegel
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-08 20:15:22 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Thomas Wolslegel
    signed 2016-07-08 20:14:57 -0700