The decision to take direction action at yesterday's anti-fracking demonstration at Balcombe in West Sussex "wasn't taken lightly", Caroline Lucas told Daybreak.
The Green Party MP said that although she had a "privileged voice", she felt the Government "wasn't listening".
Green MP Caroline Lucas was among those arrested at a sit-in aimed at halting plans to drill for shale gas in a West Sussex village.
As campaigners in Balcombe begin a five-day camp in protest at fracking, supporter Tisha Brown tells ITV News why it's such a crucial issue.
The chief executive of Cuadrilla Resources, Francis Egan, told ITV News the company "will complete our approved work" at its Balcombe site.