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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  • Parker Case
    signed 2016-07-08 14:05:37 -0700
  • Juan Lagarrigue
    signed 2016-07-08 14:03:43 -0700
    Juan Lagarrigue
  • Blake Winter
    signed 2016-07-08 13:54:28 -0700
  • Shelley Dawn Pawlowski
    signed 2016-07-08 13:48:07 -0700
  • Ronlyn Schwartz
    signed 2016-07-08 13:31:51 -0700
  • Darby Riley
    signed 2016-07-08 13:28:34 -0700
  • Richard Crozier
    signed 2016-07-08 13:21:31 -0700
    End extraction of all fossil fuels now!
  • Andrea Africano
    signed 2016-07-08 13:18:12 -0700
  • Pat Duncan
    signed 2016-07-08 13:15:14 -0700
    We need more solar and wind.
  • Shelly Clapp
    signed 2016-07-08 13:00:53 -0700
    The rich and well heeled can flee to other countries that have banned fracing when America become inhabitable. Where will my granddaughter and grandsons live? Where?
  • Kathy Avila
    signed 2016-07-08 12:46:40 -0700
  • Carla Davis
    @cmouse35 tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-08 12:44:34 -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=1835135
  • Carla Davis
    signed 2016-07-08 12:44:17 -0700
  • Joan Ochoa
    signed 2016-07-08 12:31:26 -0700
  • Peter Tauer
    signed 2016-07-08 12:05:38 -0700
    Peter Tauer
  • Shelley Ries
    signed 2016-07-08 11:55:51 -0700
  • L Glasner
    signed 2016-07-08 11:31:54 -0700
  • R. Peter Burnham
    signed 2016-07-08 11:14:48 -0700
  • Margaret Maggie Larrick
    signed 2016-07-08 11:01:46 -0700
  • sarah fraley
    signed 2016-07-08 10:42:57 -0700
  • Robert Whitney
    signed 2016-07-08 10:34:58 -0700
    Prove that the Democratic Party is environmentally sensitive.
  • John Massman
    signed 2016-07-08 10:28:11 -0700
  • Tom Coulson
    signed 2016-07-08 10:18:09 -0700
  • Barney Bryson
    signed 2016-07-08 10:17:48 -0700
  • Anne-Marie Codur
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    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Anne-Marie Codur
    @annamiryam tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-08 10:13:42 -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=1862700
  • Anne-Marie Codur
    signed 2016-07-08 10:12:28 -0700
  • Rob Sackett
    signed 2016-07-08 10:01:35 -0700
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    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-08 09:59:42 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • william Boyer
    @admanbb tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-08 09:59:39 -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=1836751