The Environment agency has declared that fracking should be allowed in some areas. Over 45,000 people have joined legal moves against this.
“Those fears are definitely exaggerated,” Chris Smith said in an interview with the Times. He also argued that “the visual impact can be very limited indeed” when defending against the idea that fracking will cause negative visual impact.
Despite Smith’s attempts to balance the debate, campaigners still want to see greater emphasis placed on developing renewable energy sources rather than another fossil fuel.