The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has been accused of breaking the law by failing to maintain a public register of over 175,000 pollution permits.
Sepa has not committed to publishing the results of its compliance assessments which names and shames firms who break environmental rules.
A cement works, a glass plant and a well-known whisky distillery are among Scotland’s top 20 climate polluters, The Ferret can reveal.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has revealed that the costs to taxpayers of a cyber attack have risen to at least £5.5 million.
Information on thousands of environmental checks and pollution breaches over 15 months has been permanently lost because of a cyber attack.
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.
Computer systems at the Scottish Government’s green watchdog have been crippled for two weeks by a “complex and sophisticated” cyber attack.
Hackers have brought down the computer system at Scotland's only immigration detention centre prompting an investigation by Police Scotland.