Barton Moss – Reports From the Fracking Front Line

Salford Barton IGas Protest 4th Dec 2013  (12)


At Barton Moss (near the M6 in Salford) a stalwart group of approximately 30 activists have been opposing attempts by energy company IGas to carry out exploratory drilling for coal bed methane and shale gas.   

No environmental impact assessment (EIA) has taken place at the site and protesters contend that the current permission does not allow for shale gas exploration.

Veteran Green Party Campaigner Anne Power has been representing the Green Party at the protest and has been sending back reports from the front line…. Continue reading

GASLAND II the film Showing Stalybridge Monday 2nd December



Tameside Green Party are showing the film GASLAND PART II at the Buffet Bar, Stalybridge Station on Monday 2nd December 7.30 pm.

GASLAND PART II is the explosive follow-up to the Oscar-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide). Continue reading

Mass Anti Fracking convergence called for Weds 27th November at Barton

Mass convergence has been called for tomorrow Weds 27th to fight fracking at Barton in Greater Manchester

Fracking company IGas Energy are trying to start drilling in Barton Moss, Salford, Greater Manchester, on farmland next to the M62 motorway, this week. They have begun moving equipment onto the site and are planning to start drilling soon. The community in the area is opposed to their region being fracked, and are hoping that they will receive support in their efforts to stop it.

People will be gathering at the site on Barton Moss Road, off the A57, on tomorrow morning (27th), from 9am onwards. While getting their early will be good, since IGas are likely to be trying to bring more equipment onto the site, there will be stuff happening throughout the day. The event is planned to be a community-led carnival of anti-fracking revelry, with a very serious purpose, to stop IGas in their tracks. Continue reading