Valuing Ecological Improvements
in the Adirondacks
Spencer Banzhaf, Dallas Burtraw, David Evans, and Alan Krupnick
Resources for the Future
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
For twenty years acid rain has been at the center of debate about clean air regulation and at the center of that has been the Adirondacks Park in New York State. But until now policy makers have never had an estimate of the economic value of improvements to the Park. RFF researchers report on the conclusion to a five-year study that sizable benefits would accrue from expected ecological improvements in the Park following further emission reductions.