Earth Day 2003 Fact Sheet

 

The Rising Cost of Regulations Since the First Earth Day


Footnotes

1 Wayne Crews, Jr., "Regulatory Spending Escalation," The Washington Times, September 3, 2002, downloaded from the Internet at http://www.washtimes.com/commentary/20020903-6406232.htm on March 6, 2003.

2 "Weidenbaum and Mercatus Centers Release Study on Fiscal Year 2002 and 2003 Expenditures and Staffing of Federal Regulatory Agencies," press release, Weidenbaum Center and Mercatus Center, St. Louis, Missouri and Arlington, Virginia, June 5, 2002, downloaded from the Internet at http://csab.wustl.edu/RegBudgetNewsRelease.htm on March 6, 2003.

3 Testimony of Andrew Langer of the National Federation of Independent Businesses to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, June 6, 2002, downloaded from the Internet at http://www.house.gov/smbiz/hearings/107th/2002/020606/langer.html#ftn1 on March 6, 2003.

4 "Regulatory Spending Escalation."

5 Ibid.

6 "Weidenbaum and Mercatus Centers Release Study on Fiscal Year 2002 and 2003 Expenditures and Staffing of Federal Regulatory Agencies."

7 "The Truth About Regulations and the Cost of Housing," National Association of Homebuilders, Washington, D.C. 1995.

8 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 as cited by "Key Regulatory Facts and Figures," Regulation.org, downloaded from the Internet at http://www.regulation.org/keyfacts.html#Costs on April 1, 2002.

 

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