Environment Agency head Lord Smith supports fracking expansion
Lord Smith is expected to say that the environmental risks of fracking may be overcome
The chairman of the Environment Agency, Lord Smith, has given his support to the expansion of the controversial “fracking” method of extracting natural gas from shale rock in the UK.
Energy companies say the use of fracking will lead to cheaper supplies.
Lord Smith told the BBC it could be a “useful addition” to the UK’s “energy mix” if certain requirements were met.
But critics say there are risks from the process, which has been linked to two earth tremors in Lancashire.
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I have only two questions…
- Is this guy frackin’ stupid?
- How much was he paid?