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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Sep 13 2014

Press Release: Barton Moss Protectors vow to oppose Igas if they return


Campaigners who spent last winter camped on Barton Moss opposing test drilling by fracking company Igas met up again last week and pledged to defend the Moss if the company returns. There were nearly 200 arrests during the four month campaign, which saw daily ‘slow walks’ in front of Igas convoys as well as lock-ons …

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Sep 09 2014

Press Release: People’s Climate March, Manchester, Sunday 21st September, 11AM

People's Climate March Manchester

Frack Free Greater Manchester’s rally and lobby of the Labour Party Conference in Manchester will include a march from Piccadilly Gardens in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of people expected to march through New York, London and eight other major cities to demand action on Climate Change. (1) Frack Free Greater Manchester expects the …

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Aug 20 2014

Blog: What if we don’t frack?


So we win. Hasn’t happened yet, but things are going well. So what happened when we do? How do we keep the lights on, the show on the road and all the rest. This website shows us what the alternatives are.

Aug 15 2014

Lobby of the Labour Party Conference Sunday 21st September


Aug 06 2014

Guest blog: Police and fracking companies – in each other’s pockets?

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By Netpol: The Network for Police Monitoring In February 2014, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, was widely reported complaining that anti-fracking protesters at Barton Moss, Salford, were “constantly try and provoke officers and are personally insulting to them” and insisting the policing operation was entirely impartial. He told the press: …

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Aug 05 2014

Press Release: Documents show GMP broke their own rules at Barton Moss anti-fracking protest

A copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between Greater Manchester Police, fracking company Igas, and other agencies shows the police broke their own agreed code of conduct in dealing with anti-fracking protests. The Memorandum states that its purpose was to “facilitate peaceful protest” (1.1) and that “Police Officers must only use the minimum amount of …

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