The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) is the environmental regulator for Scotland.
Why is the deposit return scheme so controversial?
The deposit return scheme (DRS) is due to begin in Scotland on 16 August, but has led to…
Beach sewage leaks: Green watchdog allowed ‘illegal’ operation of Scottish Water site
Scotland’s green watchdog was accused of allowing the “illegal operation” of a Scottish Water site which has polluted an East Lothian beach for a decade.
Claim sewage overflows are not an issue in Scotland is False
Ferret Fact Service looks into claims about Scotland and England's sewage overflows.
Sepa paid private PR and social media firms £170,000 after cyber attack
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency paid private PR and social media firms £170,000 following a cyber attack in 2020, despite having its own communications department.
Scottish Water raised ‘deep concern’ about cutting price rise, despite sewage overflows
Scottish Water agreed to keep prices in line with inflation as requested by the Scottish Government. But said this may impact its ability to meet agreed targets.
Cost of Sepa cyber attack doubles to £5.5m
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has revealed that the costs to taxpayers of a cyber attack have risen to at least £5.5 million.
Probe into claim rare reefs harmed by fish farm pollution
Video allegations that fish farm pollution has damaged rare and beautiful wildlife are under investigation by two Scottish Government watchdogs.
Drinks giant Diageo fined £1.2m for climate breaches
The multinational drinks giant, Diageo, has been been fined £1.2 million for failing to report climate pollution.
Salmon farm antibiotics leap 50 times
The use of drugs at fish farms in Scotland has risen more than 50 times over the last six years.