The body tasked with protecting Scotland’s environment (Sepa) has had its funding slashed by more than a quarter in real terms since 2010.
The Scottish Government’s environment watchdog has slashed its legal enforcement actions almost threefold over the last seven years, prompting accusations that polluters have escaped punishment.
Sepa has not committed to publishing the results of its compliance assessments which names and shames firms who break environmental rules.
Information on thousands of environmental checks and pollution breaches over 15 months has been permanently lost because of a cyber attack.
Thirteen leading nature, environment and countryside advocates have been rejected as board members by the Scottish Government’s nature agency.
The Scottish Government’s green watchdog has lost £2.5 million income from industry permits and inspections following a debilitating cyber attack.
Five months after a cyber attack, the Scottish Government’s environment watchdog is still struggling to process pollution permits and planning applications.
Scottish ministers have the power to halt plans to dump nuclear waste on Aboriginal land in Australia which could breach human rights, according to government advisors.
Much vaunted plans to set fire to coal under the sea around Scotland are likely to be dealt a blow by an independent review for the Scottish Government.