Democracy only works when we work it. We all take it for granted that it just works, that somehow when we elect people they magically know what's going on and are working to solve it. Or we feel that they are useless to progress and only working against us.
Neither of those is the truth. They only have time to listen to what their constituents say and what the lobbyists say. When the constituents are relatively silent, then all they hear is one side of the story. It is up to us to educate them on our side of the story. When enough people speak up, the folks we elect have no choice but to listen.
You should check this link out. Find out how your state representatives voted on the last fracking bill, voted on back in May. We need to write these folks, meet with them, and run against them telling them our views.