NATURAL WONDER------US TREASURE made UNESCO by Clinton a few decades FAILING IN EVERY WAY. These caves are ECO---SENSITIVE. They require stability inside and outside in order to maintain the beauty of caverns and this is BASIC SCIENCE---EVIDENCE-BASED for hundreds of years.
What UNESCO did was this: it's goal is MAKING MONEY so it made it a global tourism site filling these PRISTINE CAVERNS with thousands and thousands and thousands of visitors.
Those tourists needed ROADS, INFRASTRUCTURE to carry them to caverns---to feed and house them in their visits and that is what now has a SINK-HOLE AND CRACKS in cavern walls. The CAVERNS AS MUSIC using the stalactites was indeed beautiful but this very musical structure hastened the decay of those very stalactites------
The increase temperature of all those human bodies brought the WHITE NOSE BAT FUNGUS----it brought the disintegration of SPELEOTHEMS and the scientists with UNESCO ----KNEW THIS. They also knew global banking 1% intended to MINE THEM THAR HILLS a few decades after that UNESCO designation. So, all that ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE built for TOURISM will now be repurposed for GLOBAL MINING CORPORATIONS.
'Stalactite and stalagmite | mineral formation
Stalactite and stalagmite, elongated forms of various minerals deposited from solution by slowly dripping water. A stalactite hangs like an icicle from the ceiling or sides of a cavern. A stalagmite appears like an inverted stalactite, rising from the floor of a cavern'.
'It is one of the oldest and most famous cave systems in the world. In 1995, UNESCO designated Carlsbad Caverns National Park as a World Heritage Site'
'Carlsbad Caverns National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Criterion (viii): Carlsbad Caverns National Park is one of the few places in the world where on-going geologic processes are most apparent and rare speleothems continue to form, enabling scientists to study geological processes in a virtually undisturbed environment. These speleothems include helictites forming underwater, calcite and gypsum speleothems, and an astonishing collection of “biothems,” cave formations assisted in their formation by bacteria'.
Our question is this: what was the source of sudden epidemic of white nose fungus in bats which without coincidence made these caverns top living space? Increasing cave temperature with all this human activity would have created conditions for FUNGAL GROWTH. We won't get this kind of SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE during CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA but that SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE is what kept those CAVERNS from being globally marketed---visited by local/regional population
The Great Stalacpipe Organ - Fur Elise
"Fur Elise" being played on the Great Stalacpipe Organ. Original…
"Fur Elise" being played on the Great Stalacpipe Organ. Original composer: Ludwig van Beethoven. Arranged/played by Monte Maxwell. The Great Stalacpipe Organ...'
UNESCO killed all our US BATS with this DEVELOPMENT for MONEY-----how VULGAR is that?
Federal plan to manage Carlsbad's resources delayed by two months
Adrian Hedden, Carlsbad Current-Argus Published 9:50 a.m. MT July 28, 2018
A draft was supposed to be released in June, but a BLM spokesperson said it was delayed until August.
The BLM is revising plan to manage natural resources in southeast New Mexico.
Plan will direct federal resource management in the region for "at least" 20 years.
Environmentalists are pushing for more extraction restrictions and preservation of public lands.
Natural resources in the Carlsbad area, from scenic mountain vistas to deep underground oil deposits, are plentiful, and the federal government is working to keep it that way while supporting the industry that defines the local economy.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior, is retooling how the federal agency addresses and conserves such resources, by updating its Carlsbad Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the first time in 30 years.
A draft of the plan was devised by the BLM’s Carlsbad office, and scheduled to be released for public comment last month, but it was delayed by a federal review in Washington D.C., said BLM spokesman Ty Allen of the Carlsbad office.
More: Drilling at Carlsbad Caverns: BLM proposes lease sale of land near national park
He said the draft would likely be published in August, and the publication would automatically institute a 90-day public comment period.
“It’s been in Washington for review,” Allen said. “This is the first RMP to go through the new administration. They’re giving it a really close look.”
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a lease sale of federal land in southeast New Mexico, many of which is near Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a lease sale of federal land in southeast New Mexico, many of which is near Carlsbad Caverns National Park. (Photo: Bureau of Land Management)
While he couldn’t speculate on the central office’s perspective on the plan, Allen said the Carlsbad office has responded to multiple questions related to oil extraction and tourism.
More: Concerns grow as public land protections against extraction could be rolled back
“It’s how the local field office will manage our public resources for at least the next 20 years,” Allen said. “It’s a public process. It’s public resources, so we need to manage them how the public wants.”
Key topics in the plan include tourism, recreation, extraction of oil and gas and potash, and the “view shed” or the visual appearance of the region.
Allen said the update is being negotiated between the Carlsbad and D.C. offices, as multiple changes are suggested and conservation is weighed against private interests.
More: Project to drill for oil under Carlsbad moves forward, no time set for drilling
“I would like to say this is businesses as usual, that it’s just being updated, but the reality is there will be alternatives,” he said. “What we want is to find a good middle ground that allows economic development while providing conservation for the public resources.
“We’re really excited to make progress on this,” Allen said. “And move to the public comment section.”
The BLM’s intent to revise the plan was first published in the Federal Register in 2010, records show.
More: Public comments start next week for three-state BLM lease sale
The RMP outlines the agency’s long-term “landscape-level” plans and goals for public lands in Eddy, Lea and Chaves counties, read a BLM news release.
“In the draft RMP, the agency is considering several ways to resolve land and resource use issues and conflicts,” read the release.
The updates are intended to address changes in population, and conflicting land use, read the release, which were not adequately discussed in the current plan.
The last example in this week's discussion of UNESCO public policy PRETENDING to protect environment and culture while putting into place the KILLING of those NATURAL WONDERS-----ends with our US NATURAL WONDERS-----LURAY/CARLSBAD CAVERNS both given UNESCO designation CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA.
TRUMP DID IT SAY CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA because GLOBAL BANKING 1% MINING CORPORATIONS are now moving into these mountains to make RUBBLE AND PITS of what are those US NATIONAL PARKS----including those STUPID CAVERNS---why save caverns when mining and fracking and oil drilling will bring TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to deBEERS mining corporations---you know the people behind WORLD BANK----UNESCO.
So, only decades after development caves are collapsing, caverns are becoming TOXIC------and tourists want caves with BATS and not MELTING STALACTITES/STALACMITES.
Let's get rid of these worthless CAVERNS say global banking 1% ----we can't make money on them anymore.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
This karst landscape in the state of New Mexico comprises over 80…
This karst landscape in the state of New Mexico comprises over 80 recognized caves. They are outstanding not only for their size but also for the profusion, diversity and beauty of their mineral formations. ...'
REAL SCIENTISTS 1930s----1960s--- from last century had already gathered BASIC SCIENCE letting us all know that these development policies of UNESCO would KILL this natural wonder.
'Carlsbad Caverns National Park
This karst landscape in the state of New Mexico comprises over 80 recognized caves. They are outstanding not only for their size but also for the profusion, diversity and beauty of their mineral formations. Lechuguilla Cave stands out from the others, providing an underground laboratory where geological and biological processes can be studied in a pristine setting'.
Group lobbies for money to keep area near Carlsbad from caving in
Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press Published 2:59 p.m. MT Jan. 31, 2018
A history of the I&W Brine Well in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Experts are painting a dire picture about the impending collapse of a giant cavern under a highway interchange that serves as a gateway to two national parks and the heart of New Mexico’s oil and gas country.
They told lawmakers Tuesday during a legislative meeting that new cracks are developing at the site on the edge of the city of Carlsbad, indicating that things are beginning to move underground.
“It is happening right now. It is happening in slow motion,” said George Veni, executive director of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute and a member of a group that has been working on possible solutions.
Lawmakers are seeking more than $40 million in state funding to prevent a massive sinkhole, which could take with it the busy intersection, including a highway that leads to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, just across the state line in Texas. Nearby, there’s also a church, trailer park, businesses and an irrigation canal that provides water for more than 30 square miles of agricultural lands.
They say the cracks, along with several holes that have developed on one side of the site, are alarming. It’s where a now-defunct company had operated a well that produced millions of gallons of brine from salt layers deep underground for use in oil and gas operations.
An elaborate monitoring system was installed in 2009 in an effort to detect signs of a cave-in after the well caught state regulators’ attention. Officials became concerned because the well shared some characteristics with two brine wells that collapsed north of Carlsbad during a four-month span in 2008.
In case of a sinkhole, officials have developed emergency response plans that include an automated phone alert system, siren warnings and door-to-door notifications.
In the race against time and gravity, Rep. Cathrynn Brown of Carlsbad said she fears the opportunity to fix the problem will pass if the funding isn’t approved before lawmakers wrap up their work in mid-February.
In this Oct. 29, 2009, file photo, a defunct brine well operation in Carlsbad, N.M., is fenced off because state officials fear a cavern that has formed under the site is at risk of collapsing as a result of nearly 30 years of brine production. Experts are painting a dire picture for lawmakers about the impending collapse of the giant cavern that has formed under a highway interchange that serves as a gateway to southern New Mexico's oilfields and two national parks.
In this Oct. 29, 2009, file photo, a defunct brine well operation in Carlsbad, N.M., is fenced off because state officials fear a cavern that has formed under the site is at risk of collapsing as a result of nearly 30 years of brine production. Experts are painting a dire picture for lawmakers about the impending collapse of the giant cavern that has formed under a highway interchange that serves as a gateway to southern New Mexico's oilfields and two national parks. (Photo: Susan Montoya Bryan/AP)
“We definitely do have a lot at stake,” the Republican said.
It will be up to a finance committee to consider a package of legislation before it reaches the House floor. Similar proposals are pending in the Senate.
Supporters argue that funding an effort to backfill the cavern would be less costly than dealing with an estimated $1 billion in economic impact, more than $100 million in groundwater cleanup and the possibility of injuries if the cavern were to collapse.
The city of Carlsbad and Eddy County are pitching in $4 million, but state officials are concerned about siphoning money from funds used for cleaning up other contamination in New Mexico.
Critics say the money could be found elsewhere given that New Mexico has more revenue to work with this year as lawmakers craft a state budget.
John Heaton, chairman of the group that has been working on the problem, said negotiations are underway with a contractor who could do the work necessary to fill the cavern — a process that could take two to three years. That timeline aligns with projections of when a collapse could occur, Heaton said.
Using sensors, experts say they have heard rocks flaking and dropping from the ceiling of the cavern, estimated to be about one football field wide by two football fields long and 150 feet deep.
Here we are today--------the UNESCO development did the job for global banking 1% and global mining corporations----it destroyed this NATIONAL TREASURE-----which was indeed a NATURAL WONDER.
So, here come the JOBS JOBS JOBS ---don't worry that GLOBAL TOURISM is now going away.
'Experts are painting a dire picture about the impending collapse of a giant cavern under a highway interchange that serves as a gateway to two national parks and the heart of New Mexico's oil and gas country'.
This is why these few decades all our REAL US 99% WE THE GREEN ENVIRONMENTALISTS ------have been targeted for HITTING-------MADE PORN------like me replaced by those far-right wing global banking 5% freemason/Greek FAKE GREEN PLAYERS.
'BLM proposes lease sale of land near Carlsbad Caverns
Apr 26, 2018 · Drilling at Carlsbad Caverns: BLM proposes lease sale of land near national park. A future lease sale of federal land conducted by the Bureau of Land Management could include parcels just miles ...'
Here is another NATURAL WONDER-----LURAY CAVERNS in Virginia going, going. GONE just as CARLSBAD for the same reasons. The families----the corporations bankruptcies and sales of land ended with people wanting to earn MILLIONS allowing this NATIONAL TREASURE to be destroyed but that's OK because MOVING FORWARD these APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN in Virginia are going the way of GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS----and WVA Appalachian mountains----the fracking, mining, and oil global corporations were handed promises during CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA who brought in UNESCO to assure these caverns would be ready to be brought to RUBBLE.
'A Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Site
Review of Luray Caverns
Reviewed March 21, 2018
One of the great wonders of the world. Very well presented during the 1.4-mile underground walking tour. A number of stairs to enter and leave but generally accessible for all ages -- actually easier than I had expected. Lots of tourists, so try to arrive early in the day.
Date of experience: March 2018
'The caverns are perhaps best known for the Great Stalacpipe Organ, a lithophone made from solenoid-fired strikers that tap stalactites of various sizes to produce tones similar to those of xylophones, tuning forks, or bells'.
This young person who wants these caverns RESPECTED so they will last for future generations attaches the problems of CONTAMINATION AND DECAY to those ADULT TOURISTS ----touching the walls of the cavern. No doubt that causes problems but the fate of these caverns were sealed once UNESCO got involved----they would fall into the hands of WORLD BANK---GLOBAL MINING CORPORATIONS.
UNESCO did us all a favor in KILLING OFF the entire BAT SPECIES with this -FAKE PROTECTIVE designation.
Luray Caverns: Not my week to blog, but I have something to say!
April 18, 2016 efrost
I went to Luray Caverns yesterday, I place I used to love visiting! This trip wasn’t like any other, however, and I know that it is because of what I have learned in Global Problems and other environmental science classes. Despite the fact that the tour guide explained very loudly and clearly that NO ONE is to touch the rocks due to the sensitive nature of their formation processes, I saw at least 20 GROWN ADULTS putting their hands on everything they saw! What really blew my mind and infuriated me was one instance in which a little girl told her father several times, “Daddy! You aren’t supposed to touch!” His response: “Aw, it’s fine. They just have to say that.” Next thing I know, the little girl was putting her hands on the rock walls and running them alone the sides as we moved through the tour.
I guess you could say I had an epiphany in down in those caverns. If mankind hand never stumbled upon these caverns, gone down and illuminated them, then the beauty of this place would NEVER be seen by a single soul- it would forever remain a glorious secret in the darkness.
Had humans never discovered Luray Caverns (and others like it), then I guess you could say there would be a great loss of opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature. There’s no denying, something “magical” happens when feel completely awestruck by the infinite power and beauty of nature. We feel a deep, spiritual, primal connection to the earth in places like this. This connection is what has inspired me and many others to dedicate our lives to protecting these places. Therefore, this is a certain necessity for people to be allowed to experience this feeling of connection to nature.
The problem is, you can love something to death. I fear that within the next 100 years or less, Luray Caverns will no longer be an awe-inspiring place of wonder- but a memory of what once was. So I ask this question: How do we bring mankind into contact with nature- so that he or she may be filled with the love and inspiration it brings- without destroying that very nature?
Here we the fate of LURAY CAVERNS this fate happening during CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA --------and the families owning LURAY are fighting over how to profit from this land the best way.
The 99% of WE THE VIRGINIAN citizen who did think this was a NATIONAL TREASURE---a VIRGINIA TREASURE----a NATURAL WONDER-------are told-----
DON'T COMPLAIN------SMILE AND BE SILENT OR YOU WILL BE HIT------WE DON'T CARE.
DIVISION of Gas and Oil
- Division of Gas and OIl
- Hydraulic Fracturing in Virginia
Hydraulic Fracturing in Virginia
Hydraulic Fracturing (also known as “hydrofracking, “fracking,” or “fracing”) has received considerable public attention due to recent drilling activity in the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian region, the Barnett Shale in Texas, and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana. Hydraulic fracturing, along with horizontal drilling, has made previously-inaccessible natural gas and petroleum resources in “tight” or “unconventional” reservoirs producible in economic quantities. The application of these technologies has greatly expanded U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past ten years.
SORRY, TRUMP DIDN'T A CHANCE TO CREATE THIS DAMAGE
Luray Caverns’ family owners are feuding
Wed, March 20, 2013
The six Graves siblings who own Luray Caverns in northern Virginia are fighting over money and control, the Washington Post Magazine noted in a lengthy report. The three youngest siblings sued two of their older sisters in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg, Va., saying the sisters should be disqualified as beneficiaries of the family trusts and should not receive any shares of Luray Caverns Corp. The fourth-generation siblings "have been in near-constant litigation for most of the past 10 years," the Post Magazine article said.
Luray Caverns, a U.S. Natural Landmark, is the third most-visited cave in the U.S. and is worth about $20 million, the report noted.
The caverns were discovered in 1878. Theodore Clay Northcott (known as the Colonel), great-grandfather of the feuding siblings, bought the caverns in 1905.
Rebecca Graves Hudson became president in 2004 and then was demoted. According to one version of events, her jealous younger siblings, led by Cornelia Graves Spain, turned their parents against Rebecca. Another version says Rebecca was an overbearing manager who tried to take money from the business for herself, the Post Magazine article said. Brother John Graves is now president. Another brother, Rod Graves, is vice president. Cornelia works in marketing. The older siblings do not currently work for the Caverns.
Rebecca helped create "salary-continuation agreements" for herself and her two brothers, which were put in place without a board vote, the article said. Her arrangement allegedly was more lucrative than her brothers', unbeknownst to them, the Post Magazine reported. The Caverns sued to rescind the agreements; her brothers voluntarily rescinded theirs, and the sides settled before the case went to trial. The Caverns sued Nathan Miller, the attorney who had advised Rebecca and had served as general counsel. Miller, who had been a trustee on the trusts that controlled most of the shares in Luray Caverns Corp., sued the other trustee, Rebecca's mother. The older siblings feuded with their younger siblings and their parents over who should replace Miller.
Meanwhile, the parents rewrote their wills and put in no-contest provisions that would be triggered if any of the siblings opposed their parents on appointments to the trusts, the article said. The younger siblings sued older sisters Katherine Graves Fichtler and Elizabeth Graves Vitu to void their inheritances; the case was dismissed because the judge said Rebecca must be a party to the case, and that the case should be heard in state court.
The family is bound together by a buy/sell agreement, which restricts their ability to sell to non-family members. When the agreement was created in 2000, the family rejected the idea of turning management over to a third party, the Post Magazine article said. (Source: Washington Post Magazine, March 14, 2013.)
'Bluegrass Underground’s new, permanent home, The Caverns, lies deep within an ancient limestone cave system at the base of Monteagle Mountain near Pelham, Tennessee on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau'.
This is TENNESSEE GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAIN cavern-------GONE WITH THE WIND from activities like this---no matter--------global mining corporations are slated to make these CAVERNS----RUBBLE.
'How is stalactite and stalagmite made
Oct 28, 2015 · Stalagmite: A Stalagmite is a rock formation that has been formed by the dripping of water from the ceiling of a cavern for thousands of million of years creating a pointed rock, thick at the base ..'.
Notice PBS joins UNESCO in promoting the destruction of our US NATURAL WONDERS.
"Brandi Carlile in Concert - A Bluegrass Underground Special" (PBS Arts) Live from The Caverns
Bluegrass Underground presents an extraordinary concert special by Roots-Rocker Brandi Carlile—amazing vocals, string arrangements, driving rhythm section an...'