Claim that Russia funded fracking opposition is Unsupported
Ferret Fact Service looks into a claim about Russia's involvement in funding some of the opposition to fracking.
September 28, 2022
Scottish Government rejects legal ban on fracking
Scottish ministers have rejected calls for a watertight legal ban on fracking, promising instead that they would use planning policy to block the technology indefinitely.
October 3, 2019
Scottish Government move to renew Ineos fracking licence ‘disappointing’
Scottish ministers have come under fire after extending a licence for the Grangemouth petrochemical giant, Ineos, to frack for shale gas in the central belt.
July 1, 2019
Ministers under mounting pressure to outlaw fracking
The Scottish Government must outlaw fracking to protect human health and prevent climate pollution, according to one of Scotland’s leading environmental lawyers.
March 24, 2019
Police Scotland amends counter terrorism plan after fracking fracas
Police Scotland has amended its counter terrorism plan after a report by The Ferret revealed they had labelled anti-fracking protesters as "domestic extremists".
September 25, 2018
Sturgeon to quiz Police Scotland over branding fracking critics as “extremists”
Nicola Sturgeon is to question Police Scotland over its branding of anti-fracking campaigners as "domestic extremists" alongside banned terror groups such as Islamic State and Scottish Dawn.
September 20, 2018
Fracking campaigners are ‘domestic extremists’, say Police Scotland
Official documents reveal that Police Scotland has been trying to infiltrate communities near the Ineos petrochemical plant at Grangemouth.
September 16, 2018
Scottish Government extends Ineos fracking licence for a year
The Scottish Government has extended a licence for fracking across the central belt by the Grangemouth company, Ineos - but insisted it is still opposed to fracking.
July 9, 2018
Court rejects Ineos bid for multi-million pound damages over ‘fracking ban’
A bid by the Grangemouth petrochemical giant, Ineos, to sue the Scottish Government for banning fracking has been rejected.
June 19, 2018