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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  • Mary Mahoney
    signed 2016-06-02 09:46:40 -0700
    protect the people-they elected you – not CORPORATE who lines yournpockets
  • Janet Heinle
    signed 2016-06-02 09:46:36 -0700
  • Heidi Allen
    signed 2016-06-02 09:46:30 -0700
  • Carol Malott
    signed 2016-06-02 09:46:06 -0700
  • Denise Plunkett
    signed 2016-06-02 09:46:00 -0700
    We must preserve our environment for future generations. Our country shouldn’t be for sale to the highest bidder. STOP FRACKING NOW.
  • Deborah Covi
    signed 2016-06-02 09:45:49 -0700
    Deborah Covi
  • Robert Beverly
    signed 2016-06-02 09:45:25 -0700
  • Livia Beaudin
    signed 2016-06-02 09:45:24 -0700
  • William Kildall
    signed 2016-06-02 09:45:22 -0700
  • Tania Castro
    signed 2016-06-02 09:45:07 -0700
  • Alan Papscun
    signed 2016-06-02 09:44:21 -0700
  • diane olson
    signed 2016-06-02 09:44:08 -0700
    FRACKING IS APPARENTLY MUCH MORE WIDELY SPREAD THAN PEOPLE REALIZE. IT IS PROBABLY GOING ON VERY CLOSE TO YOU. THE WATER WASTED, IN A TIME OF DROUGHT, THE TOXIC CHEMICALS USED AND THE FAILURE TO DO PROMISED CLEAN-UPS BY THE COMPANIES INVOLVED

    ALL ADD TO THE NECESSITY OF STOPPING TOXIC FRACKING.
  • Thomas Sharbaugh
    signed 2016-06-02 09:43:40 -0700
  • Gloria Cole
    signed 2016-06-02 09:43:34 -0700
    Whatever happened to environmental impact statements? This is a disaster for environmental/ecosystem/animal habitat preservation. We need clean water!
  • Lois Jordan
    signed 2016-06-02 09:43:15 -0700
    Lois Jordan
  • Susanne Groenendaal
    signed 2016-06-02 09:43:06 -0700
    Susanne Groenendaal
  • Carla Golden
    signed 2016-06-02 09:42:45 -0700
  • Dwayne Munar
    signed 2016-06-02 09:42:39 -0700
  • Celia O'Kelley
    signed 2016-06-02 09:42:37 -0700
  • Nate Krinsky
    signed 2016-06-02 09:42:21 -0700
  • James Michael
    signed 2016-06-02 09:41:28 -0700
  • Tom Thayer
    signed 2016-06-02 09:41:01 -0700
  • Larry Bulling
    signed 2016-06-02 09:39:38 -0700
  • Aleks Kosowicz
    signed 2016-06-02 09:39:20 -0700
  • C. H. H.
    signed 2016-06-02 09:39:19 -0700
  • Eric Arn
    signed 2016-06-02 09:39:18 -0700
  • James Williams
    signed 2016-06-02 09:39:10 -0700
  • Patricia McGuire
    signed 2016-06-02 09:37:56 -0700
  • Chris riger
    signed 2016-06-02 09:37:55 -0700
    Time has come on this home planet of ours to do the right thing, and only the right thing as much as humanly possible. Not matter how difficult it might seem to imagine doing everything in such a radically new way. No choice now but to find the right paths and stay on them. Daunting yes, but also could be fun and heroically exciting!
  • Ed Green
    signed 2016-06-02 09:36:56 -0700