LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker is facing criminal charges after taking part in a protest against shale gas extraction.
Caroline Lucas, Britain's only Green Party member in Parliament, was arrested last month at a protest near the village of Balcombe in southern England.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that Lucas had been charged with "breaching a police order on public assemblies and willful obstruction of the highway."
An exploratory Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. site, 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of London, was targeted by demonstrators opposing the process known as fracking.
Lucas said, "I firmly believe in the right to peaceful protest and remain deeply concerned about the impact of fracking on climate change and the wider environment." She said she could not comment further.
She is due in court Oct. 9.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The Sandoval County sheriff's sergeant hit while investigating a weather related crash remains in critical condition.
John Smith with your forecast and Kim Vallez with your afternoon headlines.
A 21-year-old man faces nine years in prison for killing his father.
Albuquerque fire crews are taking a closer look at an overnight fire.
Officials say the Bernalillo County Treasurer Office is closed Friday after a suspicious substance was found in the office.
One thing that this winter weather can really do is help get you in that holiday spirit.