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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Richard Hostetter
Dan Vojcak
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Robert Carpenter
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Nieba Paige
Amy Harlib
Rebecca Connors
Rebekah Jones
John Crotty
Paul Luckman
Cory Alperstein
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martha Joseph
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Lori Dean
Jose Diaz
Joe Galliani
Larry Forrest
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  • Richard Hostetter
    signed 2016-06-02 09:12:29 -0700
  • Dan Vojcak
    signed 2016-06-02 09:11:48 -0700
  • Elizabeth Hegeman
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  • Jacob Steijn
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  • Robert Carpenter
    signed 2016-06-02 09:10:59 -0700
  • Jeanne Hannigan
    signed 2016-06-02 09:10:51 -0700
    Jeanne Hannigan
  • Bonnie Shapiro
    signed 2016-06-02 09:10:35 -0700
  • Steven Flanders
    signed 2016-06-02 09:10:20 -0700
  • l c
    signed 2016-06-02 09:09:57 -0700
  • Kevin Silvey
    signed 2016-06-02 09:09:53 -0700
  • Julia Wade
    signed 2016-06-02 09:09:51 -0700
  • Susie Humphreys
    signed 2016-06-02 09:09:49 -0700
  • Nieba Paige
    signed 2016-06-02 09:09:46 -0700
  • Amy Harlib
    signed 2016-06-02 09:09:41 -0700
  • Rebecca Connors
    signed 2016-06-02 09:09:36 -0700
    Rebecca Connors
  • Rebekah Jones
    signed 2016-06-02 09:09:21 -0700
  • John Crotty
    signed 2016-06-02 09:09:19 -0700
  • Paul Luckman
    signed 2016-06-02 09:08:39 -0700
  • Cory Alperstein
    signed 2016-06-02 09:08:02 -0700
    Climate change is about the life of the planet and of its inhabitants and a democratic party that does not officially lead in the battle to end dependence on fossil fuels through bans, investment in clean energy, incentive based legislating to accelerate the urgent need to change policies and outcomes, is compromising away its values and our future.
  • Serena Johnston
    signed 2016-06-02 09:07:34 -0700
  • martha Joseph
    signed 2016-06-02 09:07:31 -0700
  • James Talbot
    signed 2016-06-02 09:07:28 -0700
  • Lori Dean
    signed 2016-06-02 09:07:25 -0700
  • Jose Diaz
    signed 2016-06-02 09:07:24 -0700
  • Joe Galliani
    signed 2016-06-02 09:07:23 -0700
    You are either with the climate wrecking fossil fuel companies or you are with the people. Fracking must be banned now. YOU have done an INEPT job on the environment and in leading the Drmocrats and your constituents in drowning Florida.
  • Larry Forrest
    signed 2016-06-02 09:07:11 -0700
  • babette bruton
    signed 2016-06-02 09:07:03 -0700
  • Mary Flibbert
    signed 2016-06-02 09:07:00 -0700
  • Robert Fischoff
    signed 2016-06-02 09:06:57 -0700
  • Carola Tschiemer
    signed 2016-06-02 09:06:31 -0700