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Anti-fracking protest called in central Manchester against IGas

25 February 2014
Anti-fracking campaigners have called a protest in central Manchester against drilling by IGas on Barton Moss, Eccles on Sunday of next week.

Fracking protester set to sue the cops

11 February 2014
A protester arrested at the anti-fracking protest camp in Barton Moss near Eccles, Greater Manchester is set to sue Greater Manchester Police over a “trumped up” arrest.

Locals and trade unionists join forces against fracking Barton Moss

28 January 2014
IGas is looking for gas near Salford—but opposition is growing, writes Katherine Jacobs

Council workers and anti-fracking protesters unite in Salford

21 January 2014
Some 200 council workers and anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the Swinton Civic Centre on Wednesday of last week.

Protest in Salford as Cameron goes "all out" for fracking

14 January 2014
David Cameron has announced a bribe worth up to £1.7 million a year in business rates to councils that allow fracking for shale gas.

Fracking campaign continues at Barton Moss

07 January 2014
Daily protests against exploratory drilling for fracking, or shale gas extraction, are continuing at Barton Moss in Eccles, Greater Manchester. 

Anti-fracking campers defy the cops in Eccles

17 December 2013
Protesters blocking the entrance to a fracking test site near Eccles, Greater Manchester, added a giant wind turbine blade to their camp on Monday of this week.

Unions back camp against fracking

10 December 2013
Around 250 protesters turned out to support those camping at Barton Moss in Salford against exploratory drilling for shale gas. 

Resisting the frackers in Eccles

03 December 2013
Around 60 people came together to resist the plans of iGas to extract coal methane and then begin fracking at Barton Moss in Eccles, Greater Manchester.

Anti-fracking protesters set up camp in Eccles

26 November 2013
Protesters have set up a camp in Eccles, Greater Manchester, against plans to drill for gas in Barton Moss.

Anti-fracking protesters begin new phase of protest

03 September 2013
Anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, Sussex, began a month of rolling direct action on Monday of this week.

Balcombe anti-fracking protest camp grows

27 August 2013
Hundreds of people continue to protest against Cuadrilla Resources’ drilling operation in Balcombe, West Sussex.

Shale gas firm forced to halt drilling as activists camp out

20 August 2013
 More than 1,000 people marched through the West Sussex village of Balcombe on Saturday of last week, against plans to frack for shale gas.

Fracking - is the gas price bubble about to burst?

06 August 2013
Sections of Britain’s ruling class are desperate to find a magic solution that can end the crisis. Some hope copying the US fracking boom could be it.

Fracking - it's deep and it's dangerous

06 August 2013
Fracking aims to extract gas and oil locked in shale rocks by blasting them with a mixture of water, sand and chemicals and fracturing the rocks.

What's behind the fracking frenzy?

06 August 2013
The Tories are throwing money at some of Britain’s biggest firms to fund dangerous fracking projects. But their hopes of a “shale gas revolution” won’t benefit workers—and will create a disaster for the environment, writes Dave Sewell

Fracking firms will pay even less tax

30 July 2013
Fracking firms will pay just 30 percent tax on future shale production. 

Villagers come out in force against Tory fracking plans

30 July 2013
Locals gathered to stand up to shale gas giant Cuadrilla, reports Dave Sewell

Campaigners camp against fracking

14 May 2013
Over 100 people joined the second Camp Frack in Lancashire last weekend. 

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