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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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Nant Llesg: climate-wrecking Welsh opencast coal mine rejected

Another nail in the coffin for UK coal extraction Local residents and campaigners are celebrating a historic victory following news today that the Planning Inspectorate has rejected an appeal for an opencast coal mine at Nant Llesg, in Caerphilly, South Wales.

20th Sep 2018
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Bury Council votes against fast-tracking Fracking

An emergency motion brought by Bury Council leader Councillor Rishi Shori, against the Government’s plans to fast-track planning for fracking, has been passed unanimously tonight (12 September). (1) 

12th Sep 2018
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Urgent: Get your MP to the debate on fracking

On Wednesday (12th September), for the first time in almost 3 years, MPs will debate #fracking in the House of Commons. This is massive!!

8th Sep 2018

	

Government urged to take the heat off the planet by ending its fossil fuel fixation

Reacting to today’s Met Office news that 2018 was the joint-hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole and the hottest for England, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy Mike Childs said:

3rd Sep 2018
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Oil company granted reduced injunction amid free speech concerns

A judgment was issued in the High Court this morning in the high-profile case of environmental defenders who challenged an attempt by the fossil fuel industry to obtain a wide-ranging injunction to restrict peaceful protest at sites in Surrey and … Continue reading

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New report reveals Greater Manchester councils investing £1 billion in fracking industry

A national report released today has revealed that Greater Manchester’s councils, led by Tameside Council, are investing £1 billion in fracking companies through their management of the local authority pension fund [1].

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Friends of the Earth Director Liz Hutchins, to join Preston New Road Green Monday

Communities protesting against Cuadrilla’s plans to frack Preston New Road will be joined by Friends of the Earth Director Liz Hutchins this Monday, the 3rd of September.

31st Aug 2018
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Don’t let the government fast-track fracking

The government is consulting on whether exploratory drilling for gas should be categorised as ‘permitted development’.

29th Aug 2018
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To: Museum of Science & Industry Shell Out! No place for big oil in public science

Museum of Science & Industry: drop your sponsorship deal with Shell for the upcoming exhibition ‘Electricity: the spark of life’

20th Aug 2018
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Friends of the Earth launches High Court legal challenge to Heathrow expansion

•   Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) fails to address climate change Formal legal action has begun at the High Court over claims the decision by the government to allow the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport is unlawful … Continue reading

7th Aug 2018
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