May 23 2016

Fracking approved in Yorkshire – now the fight really begins

May 16 2016

Press Release: Anti-Fracking protest at Mini Great Manchester Run

Anti-fracking campaigners will be holding a good natured protest at the Mini Great Manchester Run at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 21st May due to its sponsorship by the chemical company INEOS. INEOS has licenses to frack over one million acres of the North of England (1). Protesters will be joined by Sami, the Greenpeace …

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May 15 2016

Decision Day in Ryedale

Facebook Event: On May 20th North Yorkshire Council will decide whether fracking should go ahead in Ryedale. Join community leaders, residents and high profile speakers outside North Yorkshire County Council, Northallerton for a day of peaceful, community-led activities standing with people in Ryedale and North Yorkshire against fracking. The rally is part of a …

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Dec 17 2015

New UK Fracking Licenses Explained In Three Maps

Fracking in Greater Manchester came a bit closer today as new licenses were announced by the government. They take a little bit of explaining so here goes. Here is a map of the known to have shale gas reserves in the UK. Note the vast swath of red across the Midlands and the Home Counties. …

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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. 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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