WASHINGTON – The federal government spent more than $325 million on
threatened and endangered species in 1995, an 800 percent increase over
1989, according to a report released Thursday by a congressional committee.
In terms of individual species, five of the 10 highest expenditures
in 1995 were for Northwest salmon and birds, according to the House Resources
The congressionally-mandated Fish and Wildlife Service funding report
was required to have been released more …