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. 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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Oct 10 2016

‘Secret’ Shale Gas Conference Located

I can now reveal that our spies have tracked the frackers down and they will be holding their #secretshale summit at the RADISSON BLU HOTEL at MANCHESTER AIRPORT. Yes, people who want to drill for more fossil fuels will be meeting next to Greater Manchester’s biggest user of fossil fuels. We still intend to meet …

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Oct 09 2016

PRESS RELEASE: What have you got to hide, frackers?

Fracktivists take to the streets as Fracking industry sneak into Manchester for conference Activists from Frack Free Greater Manchester, Manchester Friends of the Earth and Manchester Greenpeace have called a demonstration outside a secret fracking industry conference [1] this Tuesday. The purpose of the peaceful protest is to remind the fracking industry that they have …

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Oct 03 2016

Keep It in the Ground – Mobilisation Tour

Wed 12 October 2016 7pm  @ Madlabs, ManchesterAddress: 36-40 Edge Street, M4 1HN Download the Manchester flyer Facebook event: s/1337285796335142/ With Frack Free Greater Manchester and Reclaim the Power After years of being pushed back by community efforts to oppose fracking, the extreme energy industry is still pressing ahead with plans to extract shale …

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Sep 15 2016

Let’s Get Labour To Ban Fracking

Last week Jeremy Corbyn announced a leadership policy that must surely have caught the attention of every anti-fracker in the land: that with him at the helm, Labour would ban fracking, commit to phasing out coal-fired power stations by 2020 and invest heavily in renewable energy. Yes, please! (More on that announcement HERE) The good …

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Jul 14 2016

Bury says No to Fracking

There were jubilant scenes on the steps of Bury Town Hall last night as Bury Council passed a motion to prohibit fracking on all council owned land and committed to going fossil free by 2025. Council Leader Rishi Shori laid his trailblazing motion before the full council, speaking eloquently of the threat to the environment, …

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Jun 26 2016


PHOTO CALL: 12.30pm, Wednesday 6th July – Campaigners will make a symbolic ‘red line’ outside the fracking conference at the Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, M1 3BB Campaigners from Frack Free Greater Manchester, Manchester Friends of the Earth, Reclaim the Power, Greenpeace, and the Campaign Against Climate Change will hold a ‘red lines’ climate change …

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Jun 17 2016

Show Your Solidarity With Tina Rothery

  Solidarity with Tina as she faces Cuadrilla in court #IAmTinaRothery #DontFrackJustice   For the past five years Tina Rothery has been a dedicated Frack Free Lancashire Nana, and driving force for the UK anti-fracking movement. Many have had the privilege to hear her talk, walk in trucks with her at Barton Moss and at …

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Jun 05 2016

Press Release: Public Meetings on Fracking in Wigan and Leigh

Residents of Wigan and Leigh have organised two public information evenings to spread awareness about how fracking could affect them. The open meetings will be held on Friday 10th June at 7pm, at Standish Community Centre on Moody Street, and on Tuesday 28th June at 7pm, at Leigh Miners Welfare Institute, Kirby Road, Leigh. Almost …

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May 24 2016

Press Release: Frack Free Greater Manchester welcomes Andy Burnham’s ‘presumption of opposition to fracking’

FFGM welcomes the statement by Andy Burnham MP, announced on his facebook page today, that if elected Mayor of Greater Manchester ‘my position would be to recommend a Greater Manchester-wide presumption of opposition to fracking unless and until the evidence changes’. Frack Free Greater Manchester intends to ask all candidates for the post of …

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