Since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency “has proposed and promulgated numerous regulations” regarding pollution control, a report from the Congressional Research Service observes.
The EPA has issued 2,827 new final regulations, taking up 24,915 pages in the Federal Register, totaling an estimated 24,915,000 words, according to an analysis by CNS News.
The Gutenberg Bible, published in two volumes in 1455, contains 1,282 pages and 646,128 words.
So the new EPA regulations issued by the Obama administration contain about 19 times as many pages and 38 times as many words as the Bible.
The EPA regulations also have 22 times as many words as the entire seven-book Harry Potter series, and 5,484 times as many words as the U.S. Constitution, CNS News calculated.
The regulations cover greenhouse gases, air quality, emissions, hazardous substances, and other topics.