Chris Smith: Duty to maximise oil and gas recovery would be ‘dangerous’

Lord Smith has described a clause in the Infrastructure Bill that would make it a duty to maximise fossil fuel recovery as ‘dangerous’

A fracking pad (photograph: nightman1965)Chris Smith, former chair of the Environment Agency (EA) and current head of the industry-funded Task Force on Shale Gas, has described a move to legally require the “economic recovery” of fossil fuels as “dangerous”.

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