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How Much Are We Willing to Pay to Save the Oregon Spotted Frog?

Greenwire (subscription required) reported this week that the Fish & Wildlife Service Recovery Plan for the Oregon spotted frog estimates that the cost to achieve recovery of the frog will be roughly $2.7 billion over 40 years.  This post isn’t about the Oregon spotted frog or even about the Endangered Species Act as a whole.  (I’ve blogged multiple times about how flawed the NAAQS-setting process is from a cost-benefit point of view.) 

It’s not about whether $2.7 billion is a lot of money to spend on species recovery or whether it will be “worth it” to save the Oregon spotted frog.… More