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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  • Susan Parkinson
    signed 2016-06-02 09:06:19 -0700
  • Peter Kwass
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  • Philip Rich
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  • Jonathan Gottlieb
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    Jonathan Gottlieb
  • Janice Carlson
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  • Tamar Diana Wilson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-02 09:05:10 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to %23banfracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Tara McBride
    signed 2016-06-02 09:05:01 -0700
  • Tamar Diana Wilson
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  • Joe Jacobson
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  • Maurya McCall
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  • Harriet Bialkin
    signed 2016-06-02 09:04:42 -0700
  • Jean Auris
    signed 2016-06-02 09:04:42 -0700
    We all must stand together against dirty energy. If we all got behind solar and wind and clean energy just look where this country could be.
  • Christopher Stahl
    signed 2016-06-02 09:04:15 -0700
  • John Spragins
    signed 2016-06-02 09:04:13 -0700
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    signed 2016-06-02 09:04:13 -0700
    virginia broadbeck
  • Joelle Porter
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  • Irene Radke
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  • Abraham Rozman
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  • Lin Griffith
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  • Frank A. Brincka
    signed 2016-06-02 09:03:17 -0700
  • edward abbey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-02 09:02:50 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to %23banfracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Susan Hathaway
    signed 2016-06-02 09:02:47 -0700
    Of course, anything that lowers fossil fuel industry profits by so much as a nickel is anathema to the corporate-owned DNC, especially if it would benefit human health and safety or the environment.
  • edward abbey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-02 09:02:46 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to %23banfracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Anthony Robbins
    signed 2016-06-02 09:02:38 -0700
    Please stop destroying our planet for profit.
  • Jeremy Spencer
    signed 2016-06-02 09:02:33 -0700
  • edward abbey
    signed 2016-06-02 09:02:28 -0700
    edward abbey
  • virginia Jastromb
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