$3 billion pipelines bringing gas to Scotland are protected by surveillance and money – and under fire as illegal and potentially lethal.
Scottish ministers have held private meetings with the fracking firm Ineos and Grangemouth executives from China five times in 13 months.
Allowing fracking in Scotland could pose “serious risks” to the health of workers, according to a new analysis.
The Ferret investigates the fears, the worries and the costs of living with fracking in Pennsylvania.
The Ineos refinery at Grangemouth has been condemned for “poor” environmental performance for the second year running.
A £450 million plan by Ineos to develop the Grangemouth petrochemical complex for fracking is facing fierce opposition.
Jim Ratcliffe, boss of Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos, secretly lobbied George Osborne when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer to muzzle the unions.
Loud noises produced by the fracking industry could cause sleep deprivation, stress and heart disease in surrounding communities.
Faslane, Ineos and BP are among hundreds of industrial sites across Scotland rated as “poor” or “very poor” on pollution.