Earth Day 2002 Fact Sheet


The Rising Cost of Regulations Since the First Earth Day



1 W. Mark Crain and Thomas D. Hopkins, "The Impact of Regulatory Cost on Small Firms," Office of Advocacy, Small Business Administration, Washington, DC, downloaded from on April 2, 2002.
2 "Key Regulatory Facts & Figures," The Regulation Home Page, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, downloaded from on April 1, 2002.
3 "The Truth About Regulations and the Cost of Housing," National Association of Homebuilders, Washington, DC, 1995.
4 Letter to the Honorable John H. Chafee and the Honorable Max Baucus from John Murphy, General Counsel, United States General Accounting Office, June 9, 1999, downloaded from on April 3, 2002.
5 Melinda Warren, "Federal Regulatory Spending Reaches a New Height: An Analysis of the Budget of the U.S. Government for the Year 2001," Center for the Study of American Business, St. Louis, MO, 2000, p. 6, downloaded from on April 2, 2002.
6 Crane and Hopkins.
7 Ibid.




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