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Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said she remained "deeply concerned" about the impact of fracking after confirming she had been charged for her part in protests.
Caroline Lucas MP will be prosecuted on two charges, one for breaching a police order on public assemblies and another for wilful obstruction of the highway.
Nigel Pilkington, a senior lawyer with the Crown Prosecution Service South East, said:
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has been charged by police after taking part in a fracking protest at the Cuadrillia drilling site in Balcombe last month.