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.

20,101 SIGNATURES
20,000 signatures

Who's signing

Stephanie Somers
John Witmer
Claudia Greco
James VanCise
DeAnna Hill
M Allen
Nancy Boggs
Beth Call
John Hayman
Joseph Reinek
Ryan Houlette
Matthew Burton
Sharon Fetter
Rich Stein
John Steponaitis
Liz Serpa
Kenneth Shepherd
Marjorie Sweeney-Meils
Anne Marie Fay
John Randall Johnson
Donald Lee Butler
Lynn Burgess
fil valiunas
Elizabeth Rice
Michael Hale
Gayle Feyrer
niki greenfield
Susan Pederson
Pamela Jones
Herbert W. Myers Myers

Showing 1900 reactions

  • Stephanie Somers
    signed 2016-07-08 05:58:20 -0700
    Stephanie Somers
  • John Witmer
    signed 2016-07-08 05:44:53 -0700
  • Claudia Greco
    signed 2016-07-08 05:42:21 -0700
  • James VanCise
    signed via 2016-07-08 05:35:34 -0700
    James VanCise I’m a dedicated Home Brewer. If you ruin my Brewing Water I’m coming after you !
  • DeAnna Hill
    signed 2016-07-08 05:32:05 -0700
  • M Allen
    signed 2016-07-08 05:27:25 -0700
    Fracking destroys our drinking water.
  • Nancy Boggs
    signed 2016-07-08 05:18:07 -0700
  • Beth Call
    signed 2016-07-08 05:06:38 -0700
    Fracking threatens water supplies and causes earthquakes and sinkholes. It MUST stop!
  • John Hayman
    signed 2016-07-08 04:53:21 -0700
    John Hayman
  • Joseph Reinek
    signed 2016-07-08 04:46:24 -0700
  • Ryan Houlette
    signed 2016-07-08 04:46:11 -0700
    Ryan Houlette
  • Matthew Burton
    signed 2016-07-08 04:36:45 -0700
    Matthew Burton
  • Sharon Fetter
    signed 2016-07-08 04:28:40 -0700
  • Rich Stein
    signed 2016-07-08 04:08:07 -0700
  • John Steponaitis
    signed 2016-07-08 04:06:39 -0700
  • Liz Serpa
    signed 2016-07-08 04:02:22 -0700
  • Kenneth Shepherd
    signed 2016-07-08 04:00:06 -0700
    Kenneth Shepherd
  • Marjorie Sweeney-Meils
    signed 2016-07-08 03:33:29 -0700
    Marjorie Sweeney
  • Anne Marie Fay
    signed 2016-07-08 03:08:47 -0700
  • John Randall Johnson
    signed 2016-07-08 02:50:03 -0700
  • Donald Lee Butler
    signed 2016-07-08 02:39:04 -0700
  • Lynn Burgess
    signed 2016-07-08 02:23:00 -0700
  • fil valiunas
    signed 2016-07-08 02:22:58 -0700
  • Elizabeth Rice
    signed 2016-07-08 01:55:20 -0700
  • Michael Hale
    signed 2016-07-08 01:46:47 -0700
  • Gayle Feyrer
    signed 2016-07-08 01:45:42 -0700
  • niki greenfield
    signed 2016-07-08 01:26:04 -0700
    There are no excuses. We have no choice as a species but to stop destroying the very environment we inhabit. And the environment many other species call home as well. We are killing us. We have no choice any longer!
  • Susan Pederson
    signed 2016-07-08 01:24:03 -0700
  • Pamela Jones
    signed 2016-07-08 01:14:33 -0700
  • Herbert W. Myers Myers
    signed 2016-07-08 01:06:15 -0700