Press and Media
Manchester Friends of the Earth news releases will have contact details for the specific campaign leads.
You are also welcome to contact our Media officer or one of the Group coordinators but please be aware that we are all volunteers and may not be able to respond to you right away:
- Pete Abel: 07951 642858, pete[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk
- Ali Abbas: 07786 090520, ali[at]manchestefoe.org.uk
- Catherine Thomson: cat[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk
You can also email coords[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk which goes to both Ali and Catherine.
View our news releases and coverage in the media.
25th Feb 2021
Welcoming news that power giant Drax has abandoned plans to build Europe’s biggest gas power plant, Friends of the Earth Yorkshire and Humberside campaigner Simon Bowens said:
23rd Feb 2021
Local councils in the north west still have over a billion pounds invested in planet-wrecking fossil fuels through local government pension funds. Freedom of information requests by environmental campaigners found that, despite decreases in recent years, local government pensions in the north west held over £1.4 Billion of investments …
9th Feb 2021
Friends of the Earth has welcomed Cumbria Council’s decision today to reconsider approval for the a controversial coal mine near Whitehaven.
4th Feb 2021
Responding to today’s warning from leading climate scientist James Hansen that the UK government’s decision to allow a new coal mine to go ahead in Cumbria shows a “contemptuous disregard for the future of young people”
30th Jan 2021
Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) wins court case against Shell at Court of Appeal in The Hague
26th Jan 2021
Reacting to news that the government’s flagship environment bill has been delayed, and not expected to become law until the autumn, Friends of the Earth campaigner Kierra Box said
Businesses, MPs, faith leaders, academics and campaigning organisations are calling on the Prime Minister to introduce legally binding targets to stem the growing tide of plastic pollution.
14th Jan 2021
“This is yet another clear warning that climate breakdown is here and the impacts – deadly droughts, terrifying wildfires, devastating storms – are hitting us hard and fast.
6th Jan 2021
Secretary of State Robert Jenrick’s decision to allow a controversial new coal mine in Cumbria to go-ahead hugely undermines UK government claims of global leadership on the climate crisis says Friends of the Earth.
19th Dec 2020
Friends of the Earth has welcomed today’s unanimous decision by Newcastle City Council's planning committee to reject a planning application for an opencast coal mine at Dewley Hill.
16th Dec 2020
Judgment is no ‘green light’ for expansion. It makes clear that full climate considerations remain to be addressed and resolved at the planning stage, where Friends of the Earth will continue the challenge against a third runway
11th Dec 2020
UK government announce it will stop funding oil and gas projects abroad in a victory for climate justice
9th Dec 2020
The advice of the government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change on the Sixth Carbon Budget is published today. Responding, Mike Childs, Head of Science at Friends of the Earth, said:
8th Dec 2020
Groups including Friends of the Earth, Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, ADEPT, and Ashden call for central government to provide more funding and support for local action on climate crisis
Friends of the Earth has welcomed a report from Sefton Council (released 1 Dec) looking at alternatives to Highways England’s controversial A5036 Port of Liverpool Access Scheme.
4th Dec 2020
The Prime Minister has today (Friday 4 December) announced targets designed to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030 when compared to 1990 levels. Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) were agreed under the Paris Climate Agreement and commit …
25th Nov 2020
Reacting to the Chancellor’s decision today to cut the overseas aid budget to 0.5% of gross national income in 2021, Friends of the Earth’s International climate campaigner, Rachel Kennerley said
19th Nov 2020
As we approach the third week of the national lockdown in England, polling for Friends of the Earth shows two in five (43 per cent) are not getting outside into nature as much as they did during the first lockdown, with just one in ten (13 per cent) claiming to be getting out more this Autumn.
17th Nov 2020
Commitments fall far short of ambitious policy overhaul needed
High Court hears legal challenge against Surrey oil development
A legal challenge to Surrey County Council’s decision to allow 20 years of oil drilling and production to take place near Gatwick airport begins in the High Court today.