Past Seminar

Valuing Ecological Improvements in the Adirondacks

Apr 14, 2004

About the Event

Valuing Ecological Improvements
in the Adirondacks

Spencer Banzhaf, Dallas Burtraw, David Evans, and Alan Krupnick
Resources for the Future

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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.


  • H. Spencer Banzhaf, Fellow
  • Dallas Burtraw, Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • Alan J. Krupnick, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, RFF Center for Energy and Climate Economics