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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


Stop Fracking

Stop Cuadrilla from breaking the rules on fracking

Fracking company Cuadrilla are itching to get drilling in Lancashire. They’ve already started work on site. All against the wishes of local people.  What makes this even worse is that they haven’t carried out all the water testing they are … Continue reading

21st Feb 2017
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Revealed: Cuadrilla planning to start drilling without completing groundwater monitoring as required by law

A Friends of the Earth investigation has revealed that fracking company Cuadrilla are planning to start drilling in Lancashire in the next few weeks before completing the 12 months of groundwater monitoring required by law.

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Why we oppose a state visit by Donald Trump to Britain

A State visit by Donald Trump to the UK adds legitimacy to his ideas and actions. That’s why we oppose rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump.

20th Feb 2017

	
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Stop the attack on the UK solar industry

Recent government cuts to the solar industry have already triggered an estimated 12,000 job losses. But now it’s been revealed the government could allow a huge new tax hike to be inflicted on the industry, one that could leave businesses … Continue reading

18th Feb 2017
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An update from the Love your planet – Valentine’s renewables meeting

Thanks to everyone who came to our special Valentine’s meeting on Tuesday. We started with some chocolates and a couple of videos to get us in the mood, including a milky love story, a hot date night, and one that … Continue reading

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INEOS plan to put drilling rig in Sherwood Forest, investigation reveals

Chemicals giant INEOS has identified a potential shale gas drilling site in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Friends of the Earth can reveal. The revelation comes weeks after INEOS told local people that it had no intention of drilling inside … Continue reading

16th Feb 2017
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Can you help save a community wind power project? Legal Appeal- Community Benefits and Planning

Please help Reslient Energy Serverndale to pursue this Court of Appeal action to help clarify how Community Benefits can lawfully be considered in Community Energy planning decisions, as encouraged by National Planning Policy.

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Armstrong Aggregates announced it will terminate work with AE Yates Ltd and drilling firm Cuadrilla

ANTI-FRACKING protesters celebrated today as a Bolton firm ended its involvement in a controversial project. Quarry operators Armstrong Aggregates announced that it will terminate work with AE Yates Ltd and drilling firm Cuadrilla to provide materials for the building of … Continue reading

8th Feb 2017
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Tell the government to end coal now

The government’s consultation on the future of coal power closes at 5pm this Wednesday. Do you have a couple of minutes before then to help end this polluting, out-dated form of energy generation?

6th Feb 2017
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European Fossil Fuel Subsidies Awards – nominations are open

Subsidising fossil fuels stands in the way of climate action across Europe while threatening our health, environment and economies. Expose the financial support for dirty energy in your country by nominating a fossil fuel subsidy for the first ever European … Continue reading

2nd Feb 2017
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