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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.


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News release: GM Mayoral Hustings: What About the Environment?

With Greater Manchester on the verge of electing its first ever Metro Mayor a coalition of environment campaigns have organised the “What About the Environment?” hustings on Friday 28th April to give people the chance to quiz the mayoral candidates … Continue reading

26th Apr 2017

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Sherwood Forest fracking plans – the fight continues

Local resistance, huge petitions and investigative exposes have helped stall INEOS’s dash for shale gas – but there’s lots of work to do still.  At the start of this year, an investigation by Friends of the Earth revealed that chemicals firm INEOS wanted … Continue reading

29th Mar 2017

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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

20th Mar 2017

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Manchester Court to hear Lancashire Fracking legal appeals tomorrow

A local community fighting fracking in Lancashire is taking the Government to court at a hearing in Manchester tomorrow (15 March) which could last until Friday. Preston New Road Action Group are appealing the decision by the Secretary of State … Continue reading

14th Mar 2017

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Switch to Good Energy – raise money for Friends of the Earth!

Every time someone switches to Good Energy and quotes “FOE fracking”, our friends there will donate £60 to Friends of the Earth, which we will use to support our campaign to stop fracking. Every switch helps us continue our work … Continue reading

12th Mar 2017

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Budget: Chancellor silent on UK air pollution scandal – and pledges more climate-wrecking oil and gas extraction

Friends of the Earth has slammed today’s budget after the Chancellor failed to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis, which leads to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. Mr Hammond also signalled the UK’s continuing addiction to climate-wrecking … Continue reading

8th Mar 2017

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32 no-fly holiday ideas

Holidays often conjure up images of jetting off to a sunny resort. But does every holiday have to start at the airport?  Flying – short or long haul – is one of the most unsustainable modes of transport. The solution … Continue reading

23rd 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.

21st Feb 2017

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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