Nice Party, can we ditch the fossils?
The facts are clear: fracking uses toxic chemicals that are harmful to our health. Fracking wells take up to 9.6 million gallons of water away from farmers and communities that need safe drinking water, especially during droughts, which are becoming more frequent and more intense due to climate change. And speaking of climate change, methane leakage from every part of the fracking system - from wells to pipelines and more - is 80 times more damaging to our climate than carbon dioxide, and is a major source of global warming pollution. Finally, we also know that fracking disproportionately impacts low-wealth/communites of color, inlcuding Indigenous communities, because fracking wells are more likely to be situated in their communities.
There's only one way to stop this: A National Ban on Fracking. And we have an opportunity to make it an issue for both major parties and their respective nominees. We're teaming up with friends like 350.org, Climate Hawks Vote, Food and Water Watch and others to demand the DNC and RNC both include a national ban on fracking in their offcial party platforms.
Sign here to tell the DNC and RNC: Don't Frack This Up