Delisting Tasmanian Wilderness Impoverishes Australia

By Dr. Reese Halter

When Liberal Senator Richard Colebeck said there would be “minor boundary modifications” to Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area, I was appalled that “minor” meant 44 percent or 74,000 hectares of the 170,000 hectares of the wilderness area’s “outstanding universal value” would be available to logging.

The Coalition government has so far sanctioned the

The Waratah Coal Project is part of the expanding Galilee Basin in western Queensland that will bring Australia’s coal export to whopping 240 million metric tons per annum — a projected increase of five fold under Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s new Coalition government. Photo credit abc.net.au

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Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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