Quoted in the Forbes article, "Obama EPA Issues Coal-Killing Rules To Cut Carbon Emissions 30 Percent"

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Bruce Huber, associate professor of law at Notre Dame, says that by giving states this “unprecedented degree of flexibility” the EPA has properly addressed the magnitude of the issue and made it more likely that the plan would succeed. “Furthermore, by using 2005 as the baseline year for measuring the required emissions reductions, the EPA essentially gave credit to all those states that have already reduced carbon emission substantially since that date,” says Huber.