All Party Parliamentary Group on the Impact of Shale Gas
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Impact of Shale Gas was set up in March 2018. Its purpose is to 'explore and debate legislation, policy, regulation and data on shale gas exploration and extraction in the UK and abroad'.
The APPG is chaired by Conservative MP Lee Rowley, who has vociferously opposed plans by giant petrochemical firm Ineos to explore for shale gas at Bramleymoor in the village of Marsh Lane. Rowley is one of three APPG member MPs whose constituencies include shale gas exploration licences held by Ineos. Co vice-chair Sir Kevin Barron MP represents Rother Valley, which includes another controversial Ineos site at Harthill. Labour MP Louise Haigh's Sheffield Heeley constituency is in two Ineos licence areas.
The APPG is planning to hold a session at Westminster on the 18 June 2018 on the impact of shale gas exploration.
- Lee Rowley is listed as the APPG contact: https://www.lee4ned.com/
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Impact of Shale Gas, parliament.uk, accessed 1 June 2018