Caroline Lucas to plead not guilty over fracking protest

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas says she will plead not guilty to charges brought following a protest outside Cuadrilla’s site at Balcombe. In a letter to her constituents Dr Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, says the campaign to reduce the threat of climate change had been important throughout her political life. “Fracking for shale gas seriously undermines efforts to tackle the climate crisis”. She says she joined the protest on August 19th to send a message to the government, which she accuses of “a reckless and irresponsible new dash for gas” and “flying in the face of climate science”.

Coming up next week October 14-20th

October 13
Anti-fracking protest at  Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire, site of Egdon Resource’s exploratory well

October 16th 
Protestors, including Caroline Lucas MP, to appear at Crawley Magistrates charged with offences arising from protests outside Cuadrilla’s site in Balcombe. Continuing legal review of other cases by a District Judge.

Public meeting in Dover, organised by East Kent Against Fracking

October 17
Gasfield Free Leamington, meeting in Dormer Parish Conference Centre

October 18
Public meeting on fracking, Romsey, addressed by Alan Whitehead, organised by Friends of the Earth

October 19
Global Frackdown Day National day of action


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