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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  • J Anderson
    signed 2016-07-07 19:41:37 -0700
  • L Parker Parker
    signed 2016-07-07 19:39:10 -0700
  • Tracy Griswold
    signed 2016-07-07 19:38:24 -0700
  • Rachel C
    signed 2016-07-07 19:29:02 -0700
  • Patrick De La Garza Und Senkel
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-07 19:25:56 -0700
    I just called on Democrats to ban fracking in the Democratic Party Platform!
  • Lawrence Licklider
    signed 2016-07-07 19:25:40 -0700
    Kids in locked flooding ‘hothouse’. Explosive rise in carbon dioxide (4 ppm rise in just last twelve months) and in methane (expletive!). We’re destroying our children’s future to keep a ‘subprime’ fossil fuels industry going. Stop Fracking Now!
  • Patrick De La Garza Und Senkel
    signed 2016-07-07 19:25:37 -0700
  • Richard Voget
    signed 2016-07-07 19:18:33 -0700
  • Andrea Robinson
    signed 2016-07-07 19:14:00 -0700
  • Cynthia Bauer
    signed 2016-07-07 19:12:21 -0700
  • Pamela Wilcox
    signed 2016-07-07 19:11:22 -0700
    WHY IS THE ESTABLISHMENT TURNING A BLIND EYE ON CLIMATE CHANGE? DO THEY NOT HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN THAT THEY CARE ABOUT HAVING A PLANET FOR IN THE FUTURE?
  • D H
    signed 2016-07-07 19:08:36 -0700
  • Alena Jorgensen
    signed 2016-07-07 19:02:51 -0700
  • Lenore Olmstead
    signed 2016-07-07 19:02:27 -0700
  • Terri Jones
    signed 2016-07-07 19:00:19 -0700
  • tia Pearson
    signed 2016-07-07 18:56:45 -0700
  • William Fisk
    signed 2016-07-07 18:55:52 -0700
  • Susanna Levin
    signed 2016-07-07 18:53:08 -0700
  • John Herron
    signed 2016-07-07 18:52:49 -0700
    2 late bourgeois
  • S Benmosché
    signed 2016-07-07 18:50:29 -0700
    Ban all fracking, transport and export terminals of fracked LNG and oil, along with dilbit surface and sub-surface exploitation and transportation. The sooner we leave them safely in the ground and switch to healthy planet sustaining power generation the better! Goes for nuclear fuel too.
  • Kathy Kaufman
    signed 2016-07-07 18:50:06 -0700
  • John Parr
    signed 2016-07-07 18:48:51 -0700
    Fracking is ruining our environment. We need to use solar, wind, etc. for our energy uses.
  • Karen Woodard
    signed 2016-07-07 18:47:53 -0700
  • Deborah Aldrich
    signed 2016-07-07 18:44:12 -0700
  • Andrew Crisman-Kleczek
    signed 2016-07-07 18:39:21 -0700
  • Catherine de Leon
    signed 2016-07-07 18:37:58 -0700
  • marianne primeau
    signed 2016-07-07 18:33:15 -0700
  • Dr. M. K. Russell
    signed 2016-07-07 18:30:57 -0700
  • Deb Brown
    signed 2016-07-07 18:29:41 -0700
  • Jay O'Hara
    signed 2016-07-07 18:28:58 -0700
    Jonathan D O’Hara