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:

Media officer:

  • Pete Abel: 07951 642858, pete[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk

Group coordinators:

  • 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.

Public support for fracking at all time low

Time to pull the plug on this destructive, unnecessary and unwanted industry Continue reading

9th May 2019
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Friends of the Earth reacts to Environment Agency’s strategy to tackle flooding and coastal change

Focus must first and foremost be on slashing emissions so that we can avoid the worst consequences of climate chaos in the first place Continue reading

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IPBES biodiversity report: Friends of the Earth calls for UK government to step up to avoid catastrophic nature decline

Friends of the Earth is calling on the UK to take responsibility and halt this ecological crisis – by drastically stepping up protection and restoration of our own nature and addressing our role in global biodiversity decline; including our own consumption of imported products – such as soy – from nature depleted areas. Continue reading

7th May 2019
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There’s no speed cameras on the road to net zero, let’s go as fast as possible – response to Committee on Climate Change

A fifty-fifty chance of exceeding 1.5 degrees is “worse odds than Russian roulette” and we must reach net zero emissions faster to avoid the worst effects of climate chaos says Friends of the Earth in response to advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on the UK’s emissions targets published today (Thursday 2 May). Continue reading

2nd May 2019
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Local elections 2019…. is the environment winning? #LE2019

With one day of campaigning left before the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 2nd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the cross-party support from candidates for urgent action on key environmental issues facing us locally, nationally and worldwide. Continue reading

1st May 2019
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Heathrow court judgement “wrong” and “out of step with the world”

Today’s High Court decision to dismiss Friends of the Earth’s climate case against a third runway at Heathrow airport is legally and morally wrong and “out of step with the world” says the green group as it considers the possibility of appeal. Continue reading

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Greenwashing Team Ineos arrives in Yorkshire as Friends of the Earth calls for fossil fuels to be banned from sports sponsorship

“Cycling is a human-powered sport with fans who care passionately about the environment. Ineos does not fit into that agenda.” Simon Bowens, campaigner at Friends of the Earth Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth on board with Labour policy to bring back buses

Labour has released details of a new plan for a £1.3bn bus transformation fund. Continue reading

25th Apr 2019
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The climate change challenge: meet the communities fighting back

Will there be a Blue Planet style response from watching Sir David’s climate documentary? From Brixton to Newport via Manchester, communities across the country are already working to solve the climate crisis and fighting climate-wrecking schemes where they live. Friends of the Earth is showcasing the strength of people power as the green group unveils its Climate Action Plan today Continue reading

19th Apr 2019
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Greater Manchester local elections 2019…. will the environment win?

In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 2nd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are asking all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues. Continue reading

17th Apr 2019
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ULEZ a ‘crucial’ step in the fight for clean air

But tougher measures and transitional support needed to help all Londoners breathe more easily.

The introduction today of the first phase of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
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8th Apr 2019
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INEOS defeated as campaigners celebrate right to free speech and peaceful protest upheld by Court

Friends of the Earth today celebrated a huge legal victory over oil and gas giant INEOS at the Court of Appeal as INEOS’ anti-protest injunction is declared unlawful. Continue reading

3rd Apr 2019
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New greenhouse figures show stalling progress – polluters must pay

Annual greenhouse gas emissions data is released today. Research shows that £22bn additional funds needed to avert climate chaos. Continue reading

28th Mar 2019
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News release: Green Summit: GM Mayor and council leaders urged to “do more, faster”

At today’s Green Summit, GM-CAN members will call on Mayor Andy Burnham and the 10 council leaders to declare a climate emergency and take bolder actions to tackle our climate-wrecking emissions more rapidly. Continue reading

24th Mar 2019
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£44 billion a year damage caused by fossil fuel industry in UK

New report shows it’s time for industry to stump up. ​​​​​​​“You pollute, you pay.”  says Friends of the Earth as they call for a new carbon tax. The UK coal, oil and gas industries cause £44 billion pounds of damage … Continue reading

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Taking over Team Sky is a blatant attempt at greenwashing by Ineos

“It’s a harsh change of tone that may see Sky’s Ocean Rescue campaign to clear plastic pollution from our oceans ditched from the team jersey in favour of Ineos.” Continue reading

19th Mar 2019
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Spring Statement: Chancellor fiddles while planet burns

Climate change should be at heart of economic policy, not consigned to the margins. Continue reading

13th Mar 2019
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High Court hearing in climate change legal challenge to Heathrow expansion

Legal proceedings to commence on 11th March 2019, with demonstration taking place outside the High Court from 9am.

8th Mar 2019
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Microplastic pollution widespread in British lakes and rivers – new study

Inland waterways must be routinely monitored for microplastic pollution New research [1] by Bangor University and Friends of the Earth has found microplastic pollution in some of Britain’s most iconic and remote rivers and lakes.

7th Mar 2019
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Ashton MP Angela Rayner, Salford Mayor Paul Dennett and Manchester City leader Richard Leese support Better Buses passenger action (Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign)

Better Buses Action Week (4th-11th March) – initiated by campaign group Better Buses for Greater Manchester – is a week of creative action to get local leaders and Andy Burnham’s attention, supported by Ashton MP Angela Rayner and Manchester City … Continue reading

6th Mar 2019
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