Nov 03 2017

Greenpeace activists found not guilty in lock-on trial

In a decision which will be greeted with dismay by the fracking industry, a District Judge has found ten Greenpeace volunteers ‘not guilty’ of Obstructing the Public Highway, despite them all admitting they were trying to block the entrance to the Cuadrilla Resources Preston New Road fracking operation, just outside Blackpool. At the trial at …

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Oct 29 2017

Report back from United Against Fracking II

Judy from Frack Free Greater Manchester gives us a quick update from the United Against Fracking II conference in Leeds on 29th October:

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Oct 13 2017

Report back from PNR on Friday 13 October

Harry from Frack Free Greater Manchester shares the experience of his first trip to Preston New Road…

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Oct 02 2017

Sending a message to Greg Clark at Tory Party Conference

The Conservatives came to Manchester in the first week of October for their annual conference – and we made sure they got the message that we don’t want fracking in Lancashire, Yorkshire, or anywhere in the UK.

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Sep 29 2017

MCR stands with PNR #2

On Friday 29th September, over 40 people from across Greater Manchester travelled to Preston New Road in Lancashire to show solidarity with the local community who have been campaigning tirelessly to protect their community from the dangers of fracking.

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Sep 20 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Salford Council take a stand on fracking

Salford Council

Salford Council unanimously passed a motion at Full Council today (20 September) expressing concern about fracking, its impact on climate change and strongly opposing Conservative plans to weaken local authority powers over fracking decisions (1).

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Dec 08 2016

Cuadrilla’s bullying of Tina Rothery marks the beginning of the end for the UK fracking industry

You can’t lock up an idea, Francis   This Friday, December 9th, one of the people we love the most in the whole world for her bravery, her wisdom and her enormous heart and soul is going to be faced with the threat of being sent to jail for fighting fracking. Ostensibly, Tina Rothery faces …

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Nov 12 2016

PRESS RELEASE: UK’s largest ever anti-fracking gathering held in Manchester today

An estimated two thousand people marched through the centre of Manchester today in what was probably the largest ever anti-fracking gathering ever seen in the United Kingdom. Activists converged on the city from Lancashire, Yorkshire, London, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, claiming Manchester was today the “capital of the so-called bleak and desolate north“. The …

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Nov 09 2016

Bianca Jagger to speak at United Against Fracking rally in Manchester 12th November

International human rights campaigner Bianca Jagger, Labour mayoral candidate Andy Burnham and former climate change diplomat John Ashton will be speaking this Saturday at an anti-fracking march and rally in Manchester. Legendary Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam will also be playing what organisers hope will be the largest anti-fracking gathering ever in the UK. Campaigners from …

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Nov 06 2016

PRESS RELEASE: UK’s Largest Ever Anti-Fracking Rally Planned For Manchester

What could be the largest ever gathering of people opposed to shale gas extraction in the UK is planned for Manchester city centre on Saturday 12th November 2016. https://www.facebook.com/events/333971743630619/ Campaigners from Lancashire and Yorkshire will converge on the city and be joined by local campaigners from Frack Free Greater Manchester, Manchester Friends of the Earth, …

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