Australia: Cape York mining plan threatens world heritage bid

Guardian: A Queensland government plan to open up Cape York to development is "insane" and risks destroying landscapes that are currently being considered for world heritage listing, environmentalists claim. The Cape York Statutory Regional Plan aims to "ensure the long-term viability" of the region through agriculture, mining and tourism. The Queensland government said that plan, to be released next year, will balance environmental protection with opportunities for development. However, the Wilderness......

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