Greenwashing Team Ineos arrives in Greater Manchester on Stage 8 of the Tour of Britain as Friends of the Earth calls for ban on fracking
“Cycling fans have shown time and time again how passionate they are about the environment and fighting climate breakdown. Ineos goes completely against this.” Ali Abbas, campaigner at Manchester Friends of the Earth.
‘Devil-masked’ campaigners to protest Ineos sponsorship of cycling team during Stage 8 of Tour of Britain.
On Saturday 14th September local group Frack Free Greater Manchester will combine with national and international campaigners to protest sponsorship of the UK based cycling team by Ineos a major UK fracking and chemical engineering company and Europe's biggest producer of virgin plastics.
Friends of the Earth forced to withdraw from Cuadrilla injunction challenge after being priced out of court
Friends of the Earth has been forced to withdraw from a legal challenge to a wide-ranging injunction against protests at a Lancashire fracking site, after a legal ruling left the organisation potentially liable for the fracking firm’s full legal costs for opposing the case.
Young protestors from Rising Up! Manchester Families are the latest group to head to Droylsden to call on Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to divest £2billion from fossil fuels within two years and to invest in local climate solutions instead.
The government of Brazil led by Bolsonaro favour the development of the Amazon rainforest over conservation, escalating deforestation. Deforestation threatens indigenous populations who live in the forest, loss of a precious and complex ecosystem and a vital carbon store that slows global warming.More details
Devastation wrought by a record number of wildfires in Brazil's Amazon region has prompted widespread condemnation of President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies, amidst weakened regulations and the worsening climate crisis.
Cuadrilla breaks earthquake safety regulations within 6 days, Friends of the Earth says clearly time for climate-wrecking industry to be banned
An earthquake measuring 1.6 on the Richter scale has led to Cuadrilla halting fracking operations in Lancashire, less than a week after resuming. Earthquake regulations are in place to protect the safety of local communities.
As the IPCC releases a special report (8th August 2019) on land usage and climate change, Friends of the Earth is calling for land to be put to better use in the fight against climate breakdown. The environmental group is calling for measures including doubling tree cover and moving away from intensive farming methods that devour land and are responsible for huge amounts of climate-wrecking emissions.