More than 5,000 business sites across Scotland are going to escape judgement on their environmental breaches in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The names of 57 sites across Scotland guilty of breaking environmental rules have been kept secret at the behest of the UK government to protect “national security”.
The number of annual inspections of sites regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency fell by a quarter over the last five years, prompting concerns about pollution.
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.
Two oil multinationals have repeatedly failed to reduce the risks of major accidents at petrochemical plants in Fife, according to documents from the UK government’s Health and Safety Executive.
Fracking industry condemned by international tribunal for harming humanity, violating human rights and damaging nature.
The Ineos refinery at Grangemouth has been condemned for “poor” environmental performance for the second year running.
Loud noises produced by the fracking industry could cause sleep deprivation, stress and heart disease in surrounding communities.
Scotland’s environmental watchdog has been accused of being “in bed” with big companies after inviting the whisky industry to help appoint a pollution regulator.