Kimberley protection no comfort to environmentalists

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Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke today announced that 19 million hectares of the west Kimberly will be given national heritage listing – with the exception of the controversial area earmarked for gas drilling. James Price Point, the site of Woodside’s proposed 30 billion dollar gas hub,will be excised from the listing. Environmentalists descibe the announcement as ‘greenwash’ and say they will push on with their campaign to save the Kimberley from mining.

 

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