Mar 27 2018

Greater Manchester Green Summit – Fracking Fringe Meeting

On 21st March 2018, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham held his first Green Summit, where he announced his intention to make Manchester one of the greenest cities on the planet. Many fine words were said, but it’s far too early to judge what actions they will result in. However, in the evening Frack Free Greater …

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Mar 14 2018

Press Release: Fracking Fringe Event to be held at Greater Manchester Mayor’s Green Summit

On 21st March the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, will host a summit with a view to making Manchester one of the greenest cities in Europe. (1) However, four years ago Greater Manchester looked set for a different accolade as fracking company IGas explored for shale gas at Barton Moss, Salford. Frack Free Greater Manchester …

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Dec 09 2017

Greg Clark & Black Friday

A couple of things came up during our recent social: an urgent online action, and details of the next big solidarity day at Preston New Road.

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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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