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.
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.
The oil and petrochemical giant, Ineos, has broken rules meant to prevent disasters and protect communities in central Scotland, according to a UK government safety watchdog.
The Scottish Government must outlaw fracking to protect human health and prevent climate pollution, according to one of Scotland’s leading environmental lawyers.
Police Scotland has amended its counter terrorism plan after a report by The Ferret revealed they had labelled anti-fracking protesters as "domestic 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.
Official documents reveal that Police Scotland has been trying to infiltrate communities near the Ineos petrochemical plant at Grangemouth.
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.
A bid by the Grangemouth petrochemical giant, Ineos, to sue the Scottish Government for banning fracking has been rejected.