Jan 26 2015

Press Release: Peak District saved from fracking

The Peak District appears to be safe from fracking thanks to a last minute change to a government bill. After a bad weak for the shale gas industry in which the Environmental Audit Committee recommended a moratorium on fracking and council planning officers in Lancashire recommend the rejection of two drilling licenses in Fylde, the …

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Dec 30 2014

Review of the Year 2014

January The year began with the group supporting the camp at Barton Moss. Having had the question of their arresting people for Obstructing the Public Highway questioned in court, on the 4th January Greater Manchester Police decided to remove any ambiguity as to the legal status of Barton Moss Road by stealing the Public Footpath. …

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Dec 14 2014

Press Release: Frack Free Greater Manchester supports Frack Free Ellesmere Port at rally


Anti-fracking campaigners from Manchester will be joining those in the Wirral and from around the country at a rally at the Ellesmere Port test drilling site today. Twelve months after protests began at the Barton Moss site in Salford, the centre of campaigning is now the other end of the Manchester Ship Canal at the …

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Nov 07 2014

Press Release: Launch of One Million Climate Jobs report in Manchester, 18th November 2014

Frack Free Greater Manchester along with the Campaign Against Climate Change will be hosting the North West of England launch of the One Million Climate jobs report at 7:15PM on Tuesday 18th November at the Friends Meeting House on Mount Street . The report shows how tackling the threat of Climate Change by improving housing …

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Oct 16 2014

Press Release: Report on Barton Moss fracking protest shows urgent need for investigation into ‘Flaregate’

Frack Free Greater Manchester welcome the report by the Independent Panel on Policing and Protests, produced for the Police and Crime Commissioner of Greater Manchester, on Barton Moss anti-fracking protest, which will be published on Thursday 16 October. (1) The report correctly identifies the significance of ‘flaregate'; the allegation that protesters deliberately tried to shoot …

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Sep 30 2014

Fracking North Conference

Representatives of the fracking industry, and other interested parties, were in Salford on Friday to attend Fracking North Conference, put on by Govtoday at The Lowry. This was the nearest thing to a debate about fracking Greater Manchester has seen and, although at £350 a ticket it wasn’t for the Plebs. A picket of protesters …

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Sep 21 2014

“Don’t open Pandora’s box”: a message to the UK from Pennsylvania

The fracking monster has many nasty tentacles in Pennsylvania – CH4, CO2, VOC’s. NOx climate contributions , earthquakes, compressor stations, glycol dehydrators, LNG, frac sand, massive water consumption, ethane cracker plants , negative health consequences , seismic testing, toxic and radioactive waste, property and human rights issues, Halliburton loophole, pipelines, spills, leaks and explosions to …

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Sep 21 2014

Press Release: Over a thousand people at Manchester People’s Climate march

A City United

Fantastic turnout in Manchester. The police guessed about a thousand people. Tina Louise from Nanas Against Fracking told of the fantastic victory they have had in getting Fylde Borough Council to oppose fracking by Cuadrilla Resources at two sites. Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party in England and Wales spoke of the need for …

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Sep 17 2014

Press Release: People’s Climate March and Lobby of the Labour Party, Manchester, Sunday 21st September 2014

The People’s Climate March is expected to be the largest global demonstration on Climate Change ever (1). The Manchester march will leave Piccadilly Gardens at approximately 11:30AM led by the PCS Samba Band and will be taking the route shown in the attached map. The march will pass in front of the Midland Hotel, where …

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Sep 16 2014

Blog: Frack Free Labour

‘The greenest government ever’. How David Cameron must regret those words. But if we all agreed that this government is a shade of mucky brown, who really was the Greenest Government Ever? My vote is for Clement Attlee’s 1945 Labour administration. His government built on the pre-war campaign for access to the countryside that had …

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