Oct 05 2015

Press Release: Anti-fracking campaigners to rally as PM speaks at Conservative Party Confernece

ANTI-FRACKING CAMPAIGNERS TO RALLY AS PM SPEAKS AT CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE Anti-fracking campaigners from Frack Free Greater Manchester, Frack Free Lancashire, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and other groups, including veterans of the campaign at Barton Moss, are to rally outside the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday as the Prime Minister gives his conference closing …

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Sep 27 2015

Press Release: Anti-fracking groups to march on the Tory Party conference

Anti-fracking groups and Climate Change campaigners from Frack Free Greater Manchester, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Frack Free Lancashire and other groups will be join a march on Sunday to the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 4th October. http://frackfreegtrmanchester.org.uk/event/anti-fracking-bloc-for-tuc-march-at-conservative-party-conference/ The feeder march will start from Salford Museum and Art Gallery at 11AM and …

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Sep 16 2015

Fracking Won’t Fix The Climate

Britain should go all ‘out for shale’ says a report, funded by the fracking industry. So, no news but the old news then. However the tack has at least changed slightly. The reason, says The Task Force on Shale, is that gas can provide a bridge to a low-carbon future. This is a something of …

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Aug 18 2015

Press Release: Northern communities vow united front to stop fracking

Northern anti-fracking groups today vowed to unite to prevent any fracking in the north of England. The statement follows the announcement of the 14th round of licensing for on shore petroleum exploration and development licenses (PEDL). The long awaited announcement made earlier today showed that the majority of licenses to be issued are based in …

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Jun 29 2015

Lancashire Says No To Fracking!

Apr 18 2015

Blog: My Address to Election Candidates

I was invited to address General Election candidates standing in the constituency of Cheadle in Stockport, Greater Manchester at a hustings organised by 38 Degrees and held in Stockport Art Gallery. This is what I said: I am very pleased to be here today to ask the Candidates a question on energy policy, because you …

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Feb 22 2015

Why you need to be in London for Time to Act on March 7th

This is important. Last September Frack Free Greater organised a Manchester People’s Climate March. It wasn’t as large as the one in New York (400,000 people) or London (40,000) but Ed Miliband noticed. This week he appointed John Prescott as an advisor on Climate Change with the brief to “raise ambition on this crucial issue”. …

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Feb 16 2015

Press Release: We will fight to save the Peak District National Park from fracking

Fracking in Glossopdale and under the Peak District remains a possibility after the government removed commitments to protect National Parks from fracking legislation. When the Infrastructure Bill was debated in the House of Commons on 26th January 2015 Amber Rudd, Energy Minister, said “We have agreed an outright ban on fracking in national parks, sites …

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Jan 26 2015

Press Release: Peak District saved from fracking

The Peak District appears to be safe from fracking thanks to a last minute change to a government bill. After a bad weak for the shale gas industry in which the Environmental Audit Committee recommended a moratorium on fracking and council planning officers in Lancashire recommend the rejection of two drilling licenses in Fylde, the …

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Dec 30 2014

Review of the Year 2014

January The year began with the group supporting the camp at Barton Moss. Having had the question of their arresting people for Obstructing the Public Highway questioned in court, on the 4th January Greater Manchester Police decided to remove any ambiguity as to the legal status of Barton Moss Road by stealing the Public Footpath. …

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