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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 23 2014

Press Release: Local People support Barton Moss camp as footage of police assault goes round the world

Local people from Irlam and Brookfield came forward to support the Barton Moss Protection Camp as footage of an assault on a Legal Observer was shown around the world, including on Al Jezeera. (1.) PRESS RELEASE Thursday 22 January 2014.  15:00. Protectors at the Barton Moss Camp are sleeping in atrocious conditions to raise public …

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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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Dec 20 2013

Press Release: Salford and Trafford Councils found to be investing in fracking company iGas

For immediate release.   Research conducted by Frack Free Greater Manchester has discovered that Salford and Trafford Councils are investing in fracking company iGas via the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.  Both Councils have granted iGas planning permission to conduct exploratory drilling at different sites [1]. iGas lists Henderson Global Investors (HGI), a subsidiary of Henderson …

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Dec 20 2013

Big Orange Bus blockade at Barton Moss – Wed 18th December

Following on from Monday’s wind turbine blockade, another unexpected arrival turned up on Wednesday 18th December 2013.  A big orange bus mysteriously broke down outside the iGas gates at Barton Moss –  blocking the entrance to the proposed fracking site. Five brave Barton Moss Protectors locked onto the Bus preventing access to IGas’ site. * …

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Dec 17 2013

Wind Turbine blockade: interview on Russia Today

Helen Rimmer from Frack Free Greater Manchester and Salford speaks to Russia Today about renewables, fracking, fuel poverty and a curious wind turbine laid outside the gates of iGas.

Dec 07 2013

Demonstration: Sun 8th December, 12.30pm, Barton Moss Rd

Facebook event here SAY NO TO COAL BED METHANE & SHALE GAS! Sunday 8th December 2013 12.30pm Support the Barton Moss Protection Camp! Support the fight to stop fracking everywhere! Call out to everyone opposed to turning Greater Manchester, other parts of the UK and elsewhere in the World into a fracking hell! BRING YOUR …

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