Don't Drill For Domestic Oil! Instead, Protect Frogs!
From this posting by Reliapundit of THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS, citing this source:
1.6 million acres of California land designated as habitat for endangered frogRead Reliapundit's commentary on the above HERE.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday designated 1.6 million acres in California as critical habitat for the endangered red-legged frog, made famous by Mark Twain in his story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."
...The Fish and Wildlife Service estimated the 20-year economic impact of the habitat designation to be $159 million to $500 million, with about 90 percent of the impacts on new development. Another $48.4 million of the cost is projected crop loss.
As if California can take one more hit on its ailing economy.