20 March 2019
Lee Rowley introduced a “Ten Minute Rule Bill” in Parliament on the 19th March 2019, with the aim of putting into law the current safety regulations regarding fracking-induced seismic activity. He put forward a powerful argument, not just about fixing the current safety regulations for seismic activity into law, but also against the potential proliferation of fracking activity across the north of England. Thankfully his Bill passed the first reading unopposed, which means it now moves on to a second hearing which we believe will take place on Friday 22 March.
CADAF wishes to place on record our sincere thanks to Lee for introducing this Bill and for all he is doing on our behalf.
12 March 2019
Lee has submitted 19 Written Questions on fracking to Minister for Energy & Clean Growth Claire Perry since the beginning of the year. Find out more here.
7 March 2019
Lee Rowley will introduce a “Ten Minute Rule Bill” in Parliament on the 19th March 2019, with the aim of putting into law the current safety regulations regarding fracking-induced seismic activity. You can read all about it in the Drill Or Drop report (click here) along with a full explanation of Ten Minute Rule Bills and how they work.
We at CADAF would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Mr Rowley for taking this step as well as for all the other sterling work he is doing in opposing fracking. Well done, Lee.
13 February 2019
Lee Rowley gave “Government Officials” a grilling about fracking, in particular about liability for decommissioning wellpads after use and the “traffic light” safety regulations for stopping fracking activity when it causes seismic events and tremors, at a Public Accounts Select Committee session on 11 February. He was calm and assertive throughout, but stood for no nonsense. Watch the video (12 minutes duration) by clicking the link here.
There is also a report on the Drill Or Drop website in which Lee gives his follow-up reaction to the session which you can read here.
3 December 2018
Lee Rowley had an article published in “The House”, Parliament’s in-house (literally!) magazine. Click this link to read the article.
31 October 2018
Lee Rowley spoke in a Westminster Hall debate led by Mark Menzies, the MP for Fylde, on “Local Involvement in Shale Gas Development”.
You can watch the one-hour debate in full by clicking on this link.
This video may be available for a limited time only. If you are unable to watch the full video, you can view Lee Rowley’s contribution in this clip:
Lee Rowley’s Contribution
Alternatively, you can read the full transcript here.
12 September 2018
Lee Rowley led a debate on planning laws for fracking in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 12 September 2018.
Here you can watch the debate in full:
Lee Rowley’s Debate