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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  • Jonathan Michaels
    signed 2016-06-02 10:29:15 -0700
  • Karen Hardin
    signed 2016-06-02 10:28:27 -0700
  • Anthony Church
    signed 2016-06-02 10:28:08 -0700
  • Merri Morgan
    signed 2016-06-02 10:27:55 -0700
    I’ve seen it first hand and they want to ram a 42 inch pipeline through my county and through some of the purest water in the world. It’s an insane technology, and it cannot be done safely. Even the infrastructure is deeply destructive. Stop it all now.
  • Robert Shapiro
    signed 2016-06-02 10:27:52 -0700
    We have to stop using natural gas: no more fracking, pipelines, storage in caves, power stations burning it.
  • J. P.
    signed 2016-06-02 10:26:37 -0700
  • Robby Robinson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-02 10:25:24 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to %23banfracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • David Broadwater
    signed 2016-06-02 10:25:21 -0700
  • Robby Robinson
    @chancesr tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-02 10:25:21 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to %23banfracking in the Democratic Party Platform! http://www.climatehawksvote.com/ban_fracking_in_the_democratic_party_platform?recruiter_id=1838137
  • Sergio Rivera
    signed 2016-06-02 10:24:57 -0700
  • Debbie Wagner
    signed 2016-06-02 10:24:56 -0700
  • Robby Robinson
    signed 2016-06-02 10:24:53 -0700
    Good luck if Mrs. Clinton is the nominee, she spearheaded fracking in the U.S.
  • John Viacrucis
    signed 2016-06-02 10:24:16 -0700
  • Norman Traum
    signed 2016-06-02 10:22:49 -0700
  • Cheryl Williams
    signed 2016-06-02 10:22:27 -0700
  • Jacqui Skill
    @seajj9 tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-02 10:22:04 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to %23banfracking in the Democratic Party Platform! http://www.climatehawksvote.com/ban_fracking_in_the_democratic_party_platform?recruiter_id=1827265
  • Jacqui Skill
    signed 2016-06-02 10:21:47 -0700
  • Danielle J
    signed 2016-06-02 10:20:50 -0700
  • Ben Mastaitis
    signed 2016-06-02 10:19:29 -0700
  • Chelsea Byers
    signed 2016-06-02 10:19:21 -0700
  • Bruce Benson
    signed 2016-06-02 10:18:55 -0700
    Bernie is already a supporter. If Hillary wants any chance of Bernie voters supporting her then she must support this type of basic progressive policy points. There is no time to do it later.
  • Katherine Holmes
    signed 2016-06-02 10:18:45 -0700
  • A. Mathews
    signed 2016-06-02 10:18:38 -0700
  • Chuck Swackhammer
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-02 10:18:28 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to %23banfracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Chuck Swackhammer
    signed 2016-06-02 10:17:57 -0700
    We need to keep this stuff in the ground.
  • Charles Totten
    signed 2016-06-02 10:17:11 -0700
  • james Curtis
    signed 2016-06-02 10:16:57 -0700
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  • Carla Neal
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-02 10:16:32 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to %23banfracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Carla Neal
    @CarlaJNeal tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-02 10:16:29 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to %23banfracking in the Democratic Party Platform! http://www.climatehawksvote.com/ban_fracking_in_the_democratic_party_platform?recruiter_id=1826121
  • Nova Land
    signed 2016-06-02 10:16:19 -0700