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This climate is changing. But it’s not too late to do something about it. What we do over the next five years will make a real difference to our lives and the lives of future generations.

Here at Manchester Friends of the Earth, we’re working locally to support people who want to live more sustainably, and to encourage businesses and other organisations to Manchester’s climate change plan, A Certain Future.

We’re also keeping up the pressure on politicians to ensure the Government lives up to its pledge to be the greenest ever, setting us on a path to a clean, safe, nuclear-free energy supply and taking the lead in securing a strong and fair international climate deal.



Events

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Fracking company applies for consent, Secretary of State should say no

The government shouldn’t grant consent to Cuadrilla to frack in Lancashire while a legal case brought by Friends of the Earth is pending.

21st May 2018
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Fracking company applies for further injunction in Lancashire

A fracking company wants to get a wide-ranging injunction to stop people from exercising their democratic right to oppose fracking in Lancashire.

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Campaigners call on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to stop investing in fracking companies (Fossil Free Greater Manchester news release)

On Monday 21st May, campaigners from Fossil Free Greater Manchester and pension fund members will be joining campaigners from Latin America at a vigil outside BP’s Annual General meeting in Manchester, calling on BP to stop fracking in Argentina and … Continue reading

20th May 2018
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Stop the government forcing fracking on communities

The government is planning to drastically rewrite planning rules to make it as easy for fracking companies to drill as putting up a garden shed.

18th May 2018
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Let’s triple our tree planting targets

To tackle climate change, one of the many things we urgently need to do is plant more trees. The government have committed to plant 11 million trees before 2022. This is great.

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Outrage as legislation designed for home extensions could be used by fracking companies

Government announces plans to make it easier to drill for gas in England’s countryside. The government’s plans would ‘pervert the planning process’ and force fracking on communities says Friends of the Earth, as the government today (17 May) announces proposals  … Continue reading

17th May 2018
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Greater Manchester Pension Fund member? Please send this crucial message to them

We have a great opportunity to pressure the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to put its investments on a more sustainable footing and would love your help. ShareAction has put together a letter which pushes our fund to use its shareholder … Continue reading

14th May 2018
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Greater Manchester campaigners at Lancs fracking site to say ‘Buzz off Cuadrilla!’

Frack Free Greater Manchester news release * Photos attached * A packed coach of anti-fracking campaigners from Greater Manchester travelled to the Preston New Road fracking site in Lancashire today (11 May), to show solidarity with the community opposing fracking, … Continue reading

11th May 2018
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Save Lancashire from fracking

Fracking company Cuadrilla has finished drilling one of their wells at Preston New Road, Lancashire, and will soon apply for government consent to start fracking.

4th May 2018
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Government sued over fracking: regulation “more like fool’s gold, than gold standard”

Friends of the Earth is suing the Environment Agency for failing to take the best course of action to protect Lancashire’s environment from the risks of fracking.

3rd May 2018
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