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 Posey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-02 09:04:02 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to %23banfracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Irene Radke
    signed 2016-06-02 09:03:54 -0700
  • Abraham Rozman
    signed 2016-06-02 09:03:46 -0700
  • Susan Posy
    signed 2016-06-02 09:03:42 -0700
  • Carolee Kaplan
    signed 2016-06-02 09:03:39 -0700
  • Mary Ann
    signed 2016-06-02 09:03:37 -0700
    Fracking is not needed. We need to invest in clean, cheap renewable energy.
  • Linda Griffith
    signed 2016-06-02 09:03:27 -0700
  • 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
    signed 2016-06-02 09:02:24 -0700
  • Ryan kliveland
    signed 2016-06-02 09:02:17 -0700
  • Carrie Alexander
    signed 2016-06-02 09:02:11 -0700
  • Patricia Silver
    signed 2016-06-02 09:02:08 -0700
  • Chad Evans
    signed 2016-06-02 09:02:04 -0700
    We need to follow the science on this and the lead of other nations – fracking is not the path forward for the United States
  • Victor Escobar
    signed 2016-06-02 09:01:46 -0700
    Victor Escobar
  • Larry Seiler
    signed 2016-06-02 09:01:46 -0700
  • mike Butche
    signed 2016-06-02 09:01:37 -0700
  • Pamela Magathan
    signed 2016-06-02 09:01:34 -0700
  • Siddharth Mehrotra
    signed 2016-06-02 09:01:32 -0700
  • Jennifer Talley
    signed 2016-06-02 09:01:28 -0700
  • Anne Smith
    signed 2016-06-02 09:01:27 -0700
    Anne Smith
  • lenore sorensen
    signed 2016-06-02 09:01:26 -0700
  • Jasson Roeglin
    signed 2016-06-02 09:01:07 -0700
  • Andrew Stack
    signed 2016-06-02 09:00:59 -0700
  • Dale Cannon
    signed 2016-06-02 09:00:57 -0700