There has been a tense stand-off between anti-fracking protestors and police at a site in Salford.
Energy company IGas is preparing to start drilling in Barton Moss to see what type of gas or oil can be found.
But campaigners say they are worried about the environmental impact and are pledging to disrupt the process.
Elaine Willcox reports.
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