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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  • Serena Johnston
    signed 2016-06-02 09:07:34 -0700
  • martha Joseph
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  • james talbot
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  • 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
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  • Mary Flibbert
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  • Robert Fischoff
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  • Mark Koritz
    signed 2016-06-02 09:06:44 -0700
    Mark Koritz
  • Carola Tschiemer Tschiemer
    signed 2016-06-02 09:06:31 -0700
  • Susan Parkinson
    signed 2016-06-02 09:06:19 -0700
  • Peter Kwass
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  • Philip Rich
    signed 2016-06-02 09:05:50 -0700
  • Jonathan Gottlieb
    signed 2016-06-02 09:05:50 -0700
    Jonathan Gottlieb
  • Janice Carlson
    signed 2016-06-02 09:05:43 -0700
  • Adam Boritz
    signed 2016-06-02 09:05:11 -0700
  • 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
    signed 2016-06-02 09:04:57 -0700
  • Joe Jacobson
    signed 2016-06-02 09:04:56 -0700
  • Brian Stanley
    signed 2016-06-02 09:04:48 -0700
  • Maurya McCall
    signed 2016-06-02 09:04:42 -0700
  • 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
  • virginia broadbeck
    signed 2016-06-02 09:04:13 -0700
    virginia broadbeck
  • Joelle Porter
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