Scottish ministers have held private meetings with the fracking firm Ineos and Grangemouth executives from China five times in 13 months.
The Scottish Government allowed a US drug company to secretly rubbish a scientific study blaming one of its pesticides for killing wildlife.
Journalists have accused the Scottish Government of failing to keep records and frustrating freedom of information law.
The Ineos refinery at Grangemouth has been condemned for “poor” environmental performance for the second year running.
Scotland’s information watchdog threatens legal action against Scottish ministers for failing to respond to information requests.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency secretly ditched a plan to ban a toxic pesticide after pressure from the fish farming industry.
An investigation by Scotland’s information watchdog has lambasted ministers for their “poor” approach to freedom of information law.
Scottish local authorities are investing £1.7 billion in 52 fossil fuel companies blamed for causing climate chaos.
At least 45 lochs around Scotland’s coast have been contaminated by toxic pesticides from fish farms that can harm wildlife and human health.