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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  • 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
  • Henock Dutreuil
    signed 2016-07-08 16:24:17 -0700
    Henock Dutreuil
  • Joseph Lite
    signed 2016-07-08 16:16:42 -0700
  • Carey 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
  • Joyce Cousino
    signed 2016-07-08 14:50:46 -0700
  • Bryan Matsumoto
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-08 14:43:03 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Bryan Matsumoto
    signed via 2016-07-08 14:42:43 -0700
  • 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 via 2016-07-08 13:48:07 -0700
  • Oren Sachs
    signed 2016-07-08 13:35:36 -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.
  • Spirited Shells
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-08 13:01:10 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • 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