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Green Party MP among 25 arrested for protesting fracking in Britain

London, Aug 19 (EFE).- Green Party Member of Parliament Caroline Lucas was among 25 people arrested Monday for staging an anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, a town in southern England. Police made the arrests while clearing a group of about 200 demonstrators who had blocked the entrance to the drilling site operated by energy company Cuadrilla Resources.

Energy firm Cuadrilla suspends work at England site targeted by anti-fracking protesters

LONDON - Energy company Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. said Friday it has temporarily suspended drilling at an exploration site in southern England amid protests from residents and environmentalists opposed to shale gas extraction. The company said it had stopped work on police advice, but would resume "as soon as it is safe to do so." Demonstrators are planning to expand a protest camp Friday near the village of Balcombe.
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