Scotland must “rapidly” shut down its North Sea oil and gas industry to cut pollution and combat climate change, according to a new report from scientists.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has been repeatedly wined and dined by the fish farming, whisky and power industries.
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.
Faslane, Ineos and BP are among hundreds of industrial sites across Scotland rated as “poor” or “very poor” on pollution.
The drinks and retail industries have fought a fierce behind-the-scenes battle to block plans for a deposit scheme for drinks containers in Scotland.