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SNP accused of dodging scrutiny on last day of Holyrood term

SNP accused of dodging scrutiny on last day of Holyrood term

SNP ministers have been accused of trying to avoid parliamentary scrutiny by making a rash of statements on controversial issues just as MSPs take a two-week break from Holyrood.

12:08am Wednesday 22 March 2017

£450m fracking plan under attack

GRANGEMOUTH, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 23:  A general night-time view of Grangemouth chemical plant on October 23, 2013 in Grangemouth, Scotland. Management from Ineos informed the workforce that the Grangemouth plant is to be closed following an ongoing dispute

A £450 MILLION plan by Ineos to develop the Grangemouth petrochemical complex for fracking is facing fierce opposition from hundreds of residents and campaigners.

12:12am Sunday 12 March 2017

Letters: Central belt Nimbyists should not be allowed to forestall fracking

SIGN OF DEFIANCE: There is much opposition to onshore fracking.

WELL done to the panel of independent experts commissioned by the Scottish Government on producing Talking Fracking, an excellent examination of the pros and cons of fracking. Anyone wishing to express an informed opinion for the Government…

12:07am Thursday 9 March 2017

Letter: Yet more unpalatable truths about fracking

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Your feature on fracking generally identifies and addresses the main issues surrounding this topic (The truth about fracking in Scotland, State of the nation, February 19). However, from a climate change perspective it is perhaps not irrelevant to…

12:10am Sunday 26 February 2017

Fracking would put the homes of thousands in the central belt at risk

Fracking would put the homes of thousands in the central belt at risk

ALTHOUGH I have not read the report of which he speaks, I must take issue with Mark Openshaw ( Letters, March 9). In addition to the points he mentions, there is much that his letter misses out that is undoubtedly relevant.

12:09am Saturday 11 March 2017

Letter: Fracking – put public health first

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I have long feared the Scottish Government was going to cave in on the question of fracking and that their so-called moratorium was only a procrastination on decision-making, if not a ploy to get the nation used to the idea (The truth about fracking…

12:11am Sunday 5 March 2017

Revealed: Grangemouth Ineos boss urged Osborne to break unions

Revealed: Grangemouth Ineos boss urged Osborne to break unions

THE boss of Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos secretly lobbied George Osborne when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer to muzzle the unions, cut company taxes and back fracking.

12:13am Sunday 26 February 2017

Water fear may be unfounded

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WHILE I understand the concerns of P Davidson (Letters, March 11), I wonder if your correspondent’s worries about pollution of our water supplies are overstated.

12:07am Thursday 16 March 2017

Letters: Brexit is hastening the EU’s political and fiscal death throes

PRESSING HIS CASE: Guy Verhofstadt, the Chief Brexit Negotiator for the European Parliament has said that he has received many hundreds of Britons who are desperate to remain EU citizens after Brexit. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

12:06am Monday 13 March 2017

Scots council pension funds 'put at risk' over fossil fuel investments

Scots council pension funds 'put at risk' over fossil fuel investments

SCOTTISH councils are putting at risk their pension funds and face a possible legal challenge by failing to ditch investments in companies most responsible for climate change, according to a new report.

12:10am Monday 13 March 2017
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