A Scottish Government proposal to re-open a public inquiry into plans by Ineos to drill for underground coal gas in central Scotland have dismayed campaigners.
Ineos is attempting to resurrect plans to drill for underground gas in central Scotland, provoking alarm from communities and environmentalists.
Senior Scottish Government forestry officials feared that a £5 million tree-planting deal with oil giant, Shell, could be viewed as “greenwashing”, according to internal emails.
Freedom of information requests to the UK and Scottish governments reveal that authorities have no idea how much peat is being removed and sold commercially.
A Scottish Government programme envisaging trials for seaweed dredging around the coast of Scotland has re-awakened fears for the future of “precious” underwater kelp forests.
Ten oil companies are planning to invest £6.8 billion in six major new projects in the North Sea in breach of international targets to cut climate pollution.
A chicken slaughterhouse in Coupar Angus owned by one of Scotland’s largest food processors has continually breached environmental regulations while plaguing locals with “gut wrenching” odours.
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.
New fossil fuel developments planned across Scotland will lock the country into polluting the climate for decades and help “fry the planet”, campaigners are warning.