Tag Archive: Fracking

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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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 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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General Meeting – Frack Free Greater Manchester

Meeting for everyone in Greater Manchester involved in campaigning against fracking for shale gas, coal bed methane extraction and underground coal gasification. Tuesday 18th February Facebook Event here Frack Free Greater Manchester is a loose association of individuals involved in different interest groups: anti-fracking activists, Barton Moss Protectors, Breathe Clean Air Group, Friends of the …

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Jan 18 2014

Total Garage shut down by anti-fracking protesters

Total Garage closed down by anti-fracking protesters A Total petrol station in Bolton has been closed down today by around 30 anti-fracking protesters in response to the French company’s recent announcement to invest £30 million into UK shale gas extraction.  Four individuals have attached themselves to the petrol pumps using superglue and bike D-locks. One …

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Jan 14 2014

Greater Manchester’s ‘finest’ fall for obvious Indymedia spoof

Greater Manchester Police have today made a public statement that they have proof that a flare WAS fired at a police helicopter on Sat 4th of Jan and that it DID come from Barton Moss Community Protection Camp. What was their proof? A comment on Indymedia – a website that lets anyone post under any …

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Jan 09 2014

Mass Solidarity Day at Barton Moss

On Sunday 12 January 2014, around 800 people joined in solidarity with the Barton Moss Camp on a peaceful march from Salford Reds Stadium to the IGas Drilling site, despite the BBC reporting only 250! ITV Granada coverage Thanks for this article in the Salford Star. SALFORD AGAIN SHOWS SUPPORT FOR BARTON MOSS CAMPAIGN “We …

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Dec 24 2013

Greater Manchester faces new fracking threat

Communities across Greater Manchester could face the threat of fracking following the Government’s announcement last week (Tuesday 17 December 2013) on a new licencing round for onshore oil and gas. The map showing possible areas of the country where fossil fuel companies can purchase drilling rights includes the whole of Greater Manchester

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Dec 24 2013

Letter to the Press Complaints Commission re: Sunday Telegraph

On Sunday 22nd December, an article written by ‘journalist’ Patrick Sawer was published on the Telegraph online. It seems to us that the article, which was full of lies was a clear attempt to discredit our local campaign whilst slurring the name of two amazing individuals who are very passionate about protecting the environment.

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