Sep 15 2016

Let’s Get Labour To Ban Fracking

Last week Jeremy Corbyn announced a leadership policy that must surely have caught the attention of every anti-fracker in the land: that with him at the helm, Labour would ban fracking, commit to phasing out coal-fired power stations by 2020 and invest heavily in renewable energy. Yes, please! (More on that announcement HERE) The good …

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Jul 14 2016

Bury says No to Fracking

There were jubilant scenes on the steps of Bury Town Hall last night as Bury Council passed a motion to prohibit fracking on all council owned land and committed to going fossil free by 2025. Council Leader Rishi Shori laid his trailblazing motion before the full council, speaking eloquently of the threat to the environment, …

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Jun 26 2016

DRAW THE LINE ON FRACKING’ PROTEST AT INDUSTRY SPONSORED CONFERENCE IN MANCHESTER 6th JULY 2016

PHOTO CALL: 12.30pm, Wednesday 6th July – Campaigners will make a symbolic ‘red line’ outside the fracking conference at the Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, M1 3BB Campaigners from Frack Free Greater Manchester, Manchester Friends of the Earth, Reclaim the Power, Greenpeace, and the Campaign Against Climate Change will hold a ‘red lines’ climate change …

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Jun 17 2016

Show Your Solidarity With Tina Rothery

  Solidarity with Tina as she faces Cuadrilla in court #IAmTinaRothery #DontFrackJustice   For the past five years Tina Rothery has been a dedicated Frack Free Lancashire Nana, and driving force for the UK anti-fracking movement. Many have had the privilege to hear her talk, walk in trucks with her at Barton Moss and at …

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Jun 05 2016

Press Release: Public Meetings on Fracking in Wigan and Leigh

Residents of Wigan and Leigh have organised two public information evenings to spread awareness about how fracking could affect them. The open meetings will be held on Friday 10th June at 7pm, at Standish Community Centre on Moody Street, and on Tuesday 28th June at 7pm, at Leigh Miners Welfare Institute, Kirby Road, Leigh. Almost …

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May 24 2016

Press Release: Frack Free Greater Manchester welcomes Andy Burnham’s ‘presumption of opposition to fracking’

FFGM welcomes the statement by Andy Burnham MP, announced on his facebook page today, that if elected Mayor of Greater Manchester ‘my position would be to recommend a Greater Manchester-wide presumption of opposition to fracking unless and until the evidence changes’. https://www.facebook.com/andyburnhammp/posts/1012480182180361 Frack Free Greater Manchester intends to ask all candidates for the post of …

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May 23 2016

Fracking approved in Yorkshire – now the fight really begins

May 16 2016

Press Release: Anti-Fracking protest at Mini Great Manchester Run

Anti-fracking campaigners will be holding a good natured protest at the Mini Great Manchester Run at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 21st May due to its sponsorship by the chemical company INEOS. INEOS has licenses to frack over one million acres of the North of England (1). Protesters will be joined by Sami, the Greenpeace …

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May 15 2016

Decision Day in Ryedale

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1080680268658832/ On May 20th North Yorkshire Council will decide whether fracking should go ahead in Ryedale. Join community leaders, residents and high profile speakers outside North Yorkshire County Council, Northallerton for a day of peaceful, community-led activities standing with people in Ryedale and North Yorkshire against fracking. The rally is part of a …

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Dec 17 2015

New UK Fracking Licenses Explained In Three Maps

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Fracking in Greater Manchester came a bit closer today as new licenses were announced by the government. They take a little bit of explaining so here goes. Here is a map of the known to have shale gas reserves in the UK. Note the vast swath of red across the Midlands and the Home Counties. …

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