Former fracking tsar Natascha Engel has urged the government to listen to “the majority” who want the jobs and businesses that she believes shale gas extraction can deliver.
She has quit after just six months in the role, claiming that policy relating to fracking means there is “no purpose” to her job.
Natascha Engel, a former Labour MP, told business secretary Greg Clark developing the industry would be “an impossible task” despite its “enormous potential”.
In her resignation letter, she said environmental activists had been “highly successful” in encouraging the government to curb fracking.
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