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This Friday: Rally Against Fracking in Ryedale, Yorkshire

Posted by Richard Casson — 16 May 2016 at 2:37pm - Comments
by-nc. Credit: Frack Free Ryedale

On Friday 20 May, North Yorkshire County Council will be deciding whether to approve fracking firm Third Energy's bid to drill in Ryedale, Yorkshire. With days to go before the council decision is made, people us from across Yorkshire - and around the UK - will gather for a rally outside county hall in Northallerton.

Frack free bake storm

Posted by aksheykalra — 27 April 2016 at 11:31pm - Comments

It could have been any other day without anyone raising a voice against fracking industry or the imminent threat of Greg Clark overruling Lancashire county council's decision to say no to the industry.

Instead, Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie occupied the field leased by a local landowner for shale gas drilling, baked some cakes and raised a media sh*t storm.

Lights, camera, direct action: 6 times Emma Thompson spoke up for the planet

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 27 April 2016 at 10:01am - Comments
Emma and Sophie Thompson jump over a fence
All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace
Emma and Sophie Thompson jump over a fence

Today Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie are occupying a fracking site. The actors are using whisks, spoons & cake to challenge fracking with their unusual protest - the Frack Free Bake Off.

Emma’s no stranger to speaking up for our planet. From marching for climate justice to protesting outside Shell's HQ with a giant polar bear puppet, this is one actor who's not afraid of direct action.

Emma and Sophie Thompson wear Frack Free Bake Off aprons

The 6 Most Kick-Arse Moments of #Frackminster

Posted by India Thorogood — 10 February 2016 at 11:54pm - Comments

This week hasn't been a normal one at Westminster. On Tuesday, 30 Greenpeace volunteers built a blooming huge fracking rig right on David Cameron's doorstep. It spewed fire out of the top, leaving passers by confused and amused, and causing a stir with MPs.

Tina Rothery

Why I’m joining Greenpeace’s fracking protest outside Westminster today

Posted by Tina Rothery — 9 February 2016 at 12:28pm - Comments
Tina Rothery
by-nc. Credit: Kristian Buus / Greenpeace

As you read this, I’m stood outside Westminster Palace in London – the home of Parliament and the birthplace of democracy in the UK. In the early hours of this morning, I arrived with a team of Greenpeace volunteers. And as the sun slowly appeared on this grey February day, we turned a corner of Parliament Square into a small but life-like industrial site.

Greenpeace ‘frack’ Parliament Square

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9 February, 2016
  • PHOTO CALL – near Gandhi statue from 7.45am the rig will flare and drill hourly
  • Photos will be uploaded on this link throughout the day

 Tuesday 9th February, London - Greenpeace has installed a life-like ten-metre fracking rig and drill at Parliament Square this morning to ‘bring the local impacts of fracking to the heart of democracy’.

A new Populus poll released today by Greenpeace shows that nearly two-thirds (62%) of people in the UK think their local council, not central government departments, should decide whether to accept or reject fracking applications in their local area. 

Join us in Lancashire for a rally to say NO to fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 2 February 2016 at 4:31pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Steve Morgan/Greenpeace

Last year our movement to stop fracking won a huge victory when Lancashire council voted against Cuadrilla’s bid to drill for shale gas. But now ministers in David Cameron’s government have recalled the decision, meaning that very soon the council could be overruled -- and fracking could be given the go ahead.

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