Apr 13 2014

Press Release: Fracking is the roadblock to action on Climate Change

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report (1) calls for rapid action to avoid dangerous Climate Change, Frack Free Greater Manchester warned that fracking is the roadblock to progress on genuinely low-carbon energy. The government is currently supporting fracking, which is a high-carbon fuel and is unlikely to be produced in significant quantities …

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Apr 11 2014

Press Release: Barton Moss anti-fracking camp ends with a party and litter-pick


The protest against test drilling by fracking company Igas on Barton Moss, Salford, Greater Manchester, is coming to an end. The camp has been on Barton Moss Lane since November last year with the Protectors delaying vehicles entering and leaving the site by daily ‘slow walks’ in front of the Igas vehicles. Igas’s operation by …

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Apr 09 2014

Press Release: Anti-fracking campaigners bombard Salford Council with Tweets after refusal to debate fracking

Despite a protest camp at Barton Moss for last  five months,  two huge demonstrations at there and 1500 people marching in Manchester City Centre when a 3000 name petition was collected and handed in the Cabinet of Salford Council still refusded to debate fracking. In response anti-fracking campaigners are to launch a Twitterstorm using the …

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Apr 08 2014

Press Release: Salford Cabinet refuses to discuss fracking despite 3,000-strong petition


Local residents opposed to drilling on Barton Moss gathered at Swinton Civic Centre as Salford Council cabinet members were presented with a 3000+ strong petition against the controversial practice of fracking. Ali Abbas, the originator of the petition presented a powerful 5 minute case against dirty unconventional fuels. [1] Despite this, Councillors refused to publicly discuss and respond at …

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Apr 01 2014

Demonstration Planned as Salford City Council Debates Fracking. 9:15AM Tuesday 8 April.


Frack Free Greater Manchetser and the Protectors of Barton Moss will be holding a demonstration outside the Civil Centre, Swinton, M27 5FJ as Salford City Council debates fracking. The council has been forced to debate the issue by the collection of over 3000 signatures in a petition. With test drilling at Barton Moss site at …

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Mar 30 2014

Press Release: Igas told ‘if you return, we’ll be back here’ as rig is taken down at Barton Moss


The much delayed test drilling by Igas at Barton Moss has come to an end and the rig is coming down ready to be removed from the site. Frack Free Greater Manchester hopes that the continued presence of a protest camp at Barton Moss since November 2013, the three large rallies in opposition to the …

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Mar 28 2014

Object to IGas site in Davyhulme before 10th April- template letter

TAKE ACTION! IGas are applying to explore and produce coal bed methane (for 25 years!) in Davyhulme, please urgently send an objection to development.control@trafford.gov.uk template below.   Dear Sir/Madam   81446/RENEWAL/2013 Application to extend the time limit of planning permission 74681/FULL/2010 coal bed methane exploration, production testing and extraction I object to the application from IGas for …

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Mar 28 2014

Press Release: Government consultation on fracking ends today


The government’s consultation on opening up 63% of the country to fracking comes to an end today. Frack Free Greater Manchester has responded raising a number of concerns about fracking including the effects on Climate Change and pollution of local water resources. FFGM has also questioned the absence of baseline data that would be needed …

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Mar 24 2014

Blog: Can you frack responsibly?


13 January 2014 was an interesting morning at Barton Moss.   The weather was great, with stars when I arrived and clear blue skies when I left. I guess that comes of having Druids in the camp; they have friends amongst the elementals. I expect it will piss it down for the Igas summer barbecue. …

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Mar 20 2014


For the past three months, a team of dedicated souls, led by Jenny Ross have been busy ferreting away with a comprehensive response to the current DECC consultation which offers up a potential 63% of the UK for fracking. Obviously that would be fracking mad, so we have ploughed through legions of research (so you …

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