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:

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.

Withdrawal Deal a “significant threat to the environment” – says Friends of the Earth

“Boris Johnson’s renegotiated Withdrawal Deal is a significant threat to the environment after Brexit. While not as catastrophic as a No-Deal departure, it is worse than Theresa May’s deal which had a binding commitment to maintain environmental standards during the transition period, and if a trade deal with the EU hadn’t been finalised. Continue reading

 
 
18th Oct 2019
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Court of Appeal to hear Friends of the Earth’s climate case against Heathrow third runway

Friends of the Earth will today (17th October) take its legal case against Heathrow’s third runway plans to the Court of Appeal. Continue reading

17th Oct 2019
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Environment Bill – Friends of the Earth reaction

Absence of guarantee to maintain existing environmental safeguards slammed Continue reading

15th Oct 2019
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Stripped-back Trade Bill a threat to people and planet – says Friends of the Earth.

“MPs have declared a climate emergency, and our planet is facing an ecological crisis, so the government should put our environment at the heart of policy making – including new post-Brexit trade deals.” Continue reading

 
 
14th Oct 2019
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Polling reveals that nearly two thirds of Britons are concerned about the climate impact of Heathrow expansion.

“Heathrow’s third runway project is fuelled by government climate hypocrisy. It would be an emissions disaster and doesn’t even have the public backing that the planners like to assume it has. ” Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth calls for Highways Agency to be scrapped

Manchester Friends of the Earth has joined the call for Highways England to be scrapped and to replaced with an agency that looks at transport in the round. Continue reading

8th Oct 2019
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Arundel Bypass: Friends of the Earth continues challenge to scheme, and calls for Highways England to be scrapped

Friends of the Earth chief executive to challenge Highways England over ‘disastrous’ Arundel Bypass plans Continue reading

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Climate campaigners urge Trafford Council to call on GM Pension Fund to stop funding fossil fuels

Climate campaigners are urging Trafford councillors to support a motion calling on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to stop funding fossil fuel companies at the Trafford Council meeting on Wednesday 9th October. Continue reading

7th Oct 2019
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Revealed: climate-friendly councils in the North West

Salford has topped the table of the most climate-friendly councils in the North West, according to new research by Friends of the Earth released today (Thursday 3 October) with Pendle and Ribble Valley councils not doing so well. Continue reading

3rd Oct 2019
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No more fracking at Lancashire site before planning permission ends

News that fracking will not take place at Preston New Road before current planning permission expires at the end of November, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth. Continue reading

1st Oct 2019
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Final woodland statistics 2019: Friends of the Earth calls for huge boost to tree planting

“The government shouts from the rooftops about fighting climate breakdown and protecting the world’s forests but is completely failing on trees right under its nose.” Continue reading

26th Sep 2019
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Friends of the Earth reacts to CCC advice on international aviation and shipping emissions

“For too long governments have hidden away from the further climate disaster that would come with aviation expansion.” Continue reading

24th Sep 2019
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Youth Strike 4 Climate Manchester news release: THOUSANDS STRIKING IN MANCHESTER: Demonstrators from all over Greater Manchester joined the #GlobalClimateStrike last Friday!

For what was the largest climate mobilisation in history, millions of people took to the streets to protest. The youth called on everyone, not just the young people, to join them on the 20th of September in demonstrations ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit. Continue reading

23rd Sep 2019
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UK government must ‘raise its game’ on climate action at UN summit

The UK government must urgently ramp up its climate action says Friends of the Earth ahead of the UN Climate Summit which begins on Monday (23 September). Continue reading

20th Sep 2019
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The time is now – why everyone should strike for the climate

Friends of the Earth is calling on people across the country to follow the lead of young people and join what is set to be the largest ever global strike for the climate tomorrow (20 September). Continue reading

19th Sep 2019
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See you at the Climate Strike !

On Friday 20th September, Manchester Friends of the Earth are supporting the global climate strike and will be joining the Youth Climate Strike MCR event in St Peter’s Square, Manchester between 10am and 4pm. Continue reading

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Youth Strike 4 Climate Manchester news release: The Ecological Crisis is Imminent; Youth are Leading the Fight.

On Friday the 20th of September, people of all ages from all over Greater Manchester will be joining the global #ClimateStrike, happening in St Peter’s Square, to demand the government take urgent action towards this ecological crisis. Continue reading

18th Sep 2019
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Friends of the Earth reacts to road transport and air emissions

“Increasing number of car miles is still locking us in to a high carbon future” Continue reading

16th Sep 2019
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Time to support the Climate Strike on Friday 20th September

Young people have been leading the fight against the climate crisis – striking from school to demand the government takes urgent climate action Continue reading

12th Sep 2019
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Plane pollution: should airlines do more to inform flyers?

Friends of the Earth is calling for all airlines to make a flight’s carbon pollution public before a customer books so that an informed choice about how to travel can be made. People overwhelmingly agree with this, as new polling shows. Continue reading

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