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The impact of The Ferret's revelation that a major Edinburgh book festival sponsor had invested in fossil fuel-profiting firms has continued this week.

Now more than 100 authors have signed a statement calling for the festival to drop all fossil fuel ties, and for Baillie Gifford to divest the £5bn that it invested in the industry.

This followed climate activist Greta Thunberg pulling out of her appearance at the event, after our reporting.

This is the sort of impact a small journalism organisation's work can have when we are backed by our members to hold the powerful to account. That's why our slogan is 'Good Journalism Changes Things'.
Story of the week
An in-depth look at a Ferret investigation
The fossil fuel multinational, Ineos, has been accused of falsifying a record and flaring gas from a chemical plant at Grangemouth in breach of multiple pollution rules, The Ferret can reveal.

In July the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) served the company with a final warning letter alleging that a “deliberate deviation of procedures” had caused gas to be burnt off in a major incident in December 2022.

According to Sepa, the incident occurred because a valve was “falsely” recorded as shut when it had been left open for over two months. The flaring was “preventable” and “unacceptable”, Sepa said.
What did we dig up this week?
A round up of our investigations in the last seven days
Eurosceptic former MEPs benefit from luxury EU pensions
A German MEP has accused Eurosceptic former UK MEPs of hypocrisy for signing up to a taxpayer-funded, luxury top-up pension fund.
Authors raise concerns over Baillie Gifford’s sponsorship of Edinburgh International Book Festival
High profile authors such as Ali Smith, Zadie Smith and Gary Younge, have signed an open letter condemning Baillie Gifford.
Claim Humza Yousaf made anti-white speech is False
Claims that Yousaf made a racist, anti-white speech have been regularly repeated on social media.
Scottish Government rejects Tory bill which 'backs Israel’s apartheid regime'
Scottish ministers have rejected a controversial UK Government bill which bans public bodies from boycotting foreign countries.
Row erupts between conservationists and fishing group over Lamlash Bay
Marine conservationists and a fishermen’s organisation have accused each other of misinformation over Scotland’s first ‘no take zone’ where fishing is banned.
Claim SNP has reduced attainment gap by two-thirds is Mostly False
SNP MP David Linden made a claim about the SNP government’s progress in reducing the gap between rich and poor students in an interview with BBC Radio 4.
Question of the Week
Should public bodies be able to boycott foreign countries over ethical concerns?
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Best of the rest
Investigations we've enjoyed from around the world
Vice blocked news stories that could offend Saudi Arabia, insiders say
Media company recently signed lucrative deal with Saudi government-controlled MBC Group. (Guardian)
Unstoppable: This US doctor has been investigated at every level of government. How is he still practicing?
Medical boards, a health department and even federal investigators have scrutinized Dr. James McGuckin’s vascular clinics. (ProPublica)
Hawaii wildfires: 'Directed energy weapon' and other false claims go viral
False claims about the deadly wildfires in Hawaii - including that shadowy forces orchestrated the disaster with a laser beam - have gained traction. (BBC News)
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