Caroline Lucas: Anti-Fracking Protesters are ‘on the Right Side of History’

Source: Desmog UK


Green Party leader Caroline Lucas visited the fracking site at the vanguard of the UK’s burgeoning shale gas industry, saying she wanted to “thank the courageous people who are here day in, day out” protesting against the practice.

A crowd of over one hundred turned out to listen to the speech on Monday, held in front of the gates of the Preston New Road site where activists have been protesting Cuadrilla’s activities since January. Cuadrilla began exploratory drilling at the site last month after breaking the terms of its planning permissions to get the drill on to the site.

In the speech, which was met with cheers and applause from the protesters, Lucas said: “Never ever doubt, my friends, that you were on the right side of history. Never doubt that your courage will make the final difference, and together we will defeat the frackers.”