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.
6th May 2021
Cumbria County Council has shared its Statement of Case a day ahead of the Planning Inspector's deadline, now saying it is neutral with regard to the mine: neither for or against the application.
5th May 2021
With one day of campaigning before the local elections in Greater Manchester, Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the cross-party support from candidates for urgent action on climate change and other environmental challenges facing us locally, nationally and globally.
21st Apr 2021
A coroner’s call for the government to address his concerns over existing weak air pollution targets, following the tragic death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah after a fatal asthma attack, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
Burning gas from plant each year could equal climate-wrecking emissions from EU aviation sector
20th Apr 2021
Commenting on the UK government’s expected decision to strengthen its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions for the next 15 years, Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Connor Schwartz said
3rd Apr 2021
Over 100 people attended the Greater Manchester Climate and Environment Hustings on Thursday evening (1 st April), to hear candidates Andy Burnham (Labour), Melanie Horrocks (Green) and Simon Lepori (Liberal Democrats) set out their commitments to address the climate and ecological emergencies if they are elected Mayor of Greater Manchester on 6th May.
24th Mar 2021
A comprehensive Deposit Return Scheme [DRS] could be a game-changer in efforts to reduce the huge number of discarded plastic bottles that blight our environment – but it must include all drinks containers of all sizes, Friends of the Earth said today.
Reacting to news that the UK government is to ban funding of fossil fuel projects overseas, Rachel Kennerley, climate campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:
22nd Mar 2021
Friends of the Earth and City to Sea are today marking World Water Day by urging politicians, companies and the public to help reduce plastic pollution caused by the billions of single-use plastic water bottles used in the UK every …
17th Mar 2021
Reacting Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng’s comments today that there are “very compelling reasons” not to open a new coal mine in Cumbria, Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Tony Bosworth said:
11th Mar 2021
Welcoming news that communities secretary Robert Jenrick has decided to ‘call in’ Cumbria County Council’s controversial decision to grant planning permission for a new coal mine near Whitehaven, Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Tony Bosworth said
3rd Mar 2021
Reacting to the Chancellor’s Budget today, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy Mike Childs said:
2nd Mar 2021
Welcoming news that an emergency authorisation for the use of ‘banned’ neonicotinoid pesticide on sugar beet will not now be used
Research by Friends of the Earth has revealed that creating 250,000 green apprenticeships leading to jobs including in renewable energy, woodland creation, and peatland restoration, would help address the crises in youth unemployment (that could cost today's unemployed young people £39bn in future earnings), and climate breakdown.
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