Jim Ratcliffe, boss of Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos, secretly lobbied George Osborne when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer to muzzle the unions.
Dangers of death from traffic accidents exposed as a “postcode lottery” by the lack of 20mph speed limits on streets across Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon is under pressure to set up an independent inquiry into safety at North Sea oil rigs after incidents on the Elgin platform.
Lucrative plans for the world’s biggest salmon farm around Orkney or Shetland would “abjectly” fail pollution limits and make “fools” of Scotland’s environmental watchdog.
Loud noises produced by the fracking industry could cause sleep deprivation, stress and heart disease in surrounding communities.
Scotland’s environmental watchdog has been accused of being “in bed” with big companies after inviting the whisky industry to help appoint a pollution regulator.
The nuclear industry is bidding to relax safety standards by doubling the number of cracks allowed in the radioactive cores of Scotland’s ageing reactors.