Commenting on Caroline Lucas MP being cleared of all charges following a high-profile anti-fracking protest at Balcombe last year, Greenpeace UK Executive Director John Sauven said:
“This verdict is a victory for the right to peaceful protest but more importantly for Britain’s growing movement of ordinary people opposing fracking.
“Caroline Lucas had the guts to stand up for what she believes in. In the age of expense scandals and ‘cab for hire’ politicians, an MP ready to put her neck on the line is a refreshing sight.
“We need to massively cut our emissions and invest in clean energy if we are to stop catastrophic climate change. The Prime Minister’s cheer-leading for fracking and promising a cap on wind farms is clearly out of touch with what people are demanding.
“Caroline has used her right of peaceful protest to represent the real wishes of people in this country. It’s time our politicians took notice.”