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Valuing Beach Closures on the Padre Island National Seashore

Abstract: George R. Parsons, Ami K. Kang, Christopher G. Leggett, and Kevin J. Boyle estimate the economic loss due to hypothetical beach closures on the Padre Island National Seashore on the Gulf Coast of Texas. They consider the closure of the entire p… more »

Compensatory Restoration in a Random Utility Model of Recreation Demand

Abstract: Natural Resource Damage Assessment cases often call for compensation in non-monetary or restoration equivalent terms. In this article, we present an approach that uses a conventional economic model, a travel cost random utility model of site ch… more »

City of Houston Receives $810K Cash Rebate From Siemens Traffic Signal Lamp Efficiency Upgrade

As a result of a city-wide traffic signal energy efficiency upgrade program, Siemens Industry, Inc. presented Houston Mayor Annise Parker with a rebate check for more than $810,000. The rebate, a result of Siemens participation in CenterPoint Energy's… more »

BP's Shocking Memo

... From the minute the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig exploded, BP has hewed to a party line: it did everything it could to prevent the April 20 accident that killed 11 men and has been spewing millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico… more »