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.
A £450 million plan by Ineos to develop the Grangemouth petrochemical complex for fracking is facing fierce opposition.
Jim Ratcliffe, boss of Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos, secretly lobbied George Osborne when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer to muzzle the unions.
Loud noises produced by the fracking industry could cause sleep deprivation, stress and heart disease in surrounding communities.
Chemical contamination from the fracking industry could increase the risk of childhood leukaemia, according to new study by US scientists.
Fracking will not be safely regulated in Scotland, according to an expert report.
Glasgow City Council has been prevented from banning fracking by Scottish Government officials.
One of the US fracking companies contracted to deliver gas to Scotland has been fined for contaminating the environment, prompting calls for Scotland to ban the industry.
The Grangemouth petrochemical company is pressing ahead with fracking plans despite the Scottish Government's moratorium.