Scottish ministers and councils have come under fire after official figures revealed that Scotland recycled less household waste than the rest of the UK.
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.
The petrochemical giant, Ineos, successfully pleaded with US authorities to reopen a pipeline that supplies fracking gas to Grangemouth.
Scottish ministers are coming under concerted pressure to give communities across Scotland stronger rights to resist property developers proposing controversial building schemes.
The Grangemouth petrochemical giant, Ineos, is facing a legal challenge to its bid to sue the Scottish Government for multi-million pound damages for banning fracking.
A fracking gas pipeline key to the “shale gas revolution” promised by Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos has been shut down by US safety regulators to prevent “catastrophic results impacting the public”.
Mounting evidence on plastic wastes contaminating beaches, polluting the oceans and harming wildlife is putting pressure on industry.
The Scottish Government has announced an immediate ban on fracking, spelling an end to industry’s bid to drill for shale gas in Scotland.