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"World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, and the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has consistently stated that exploitation of extractives, including oil and gas, is incompatible with World Heritage site status. If ministers grant concessions that allow fracking under World Heritage sites, they will be undermining the view of the World Heritage Committee that some places are too precious to put at risk.

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