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Professor McGinley participates in Columbia Law School panel

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—Patrick McGinley, the Charles H. Haden II Professor of Law at the WVU College of Law, recently participated in a panel discussion on the future of the fossil fuel industry hosted by the Columbia University Law School. 

Titled “A Safe Future for Fossil Fuel Investments in a Carbon-Constrained World,” the purpose of the panel was to explore expert views and ideas about what safe fossil fuel investments would look like. The participants also formed a framework for constructive engagement between investors and the fossil fuel industry.

McGinley was joined on the panel by Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; Ken Cohen, vice president for public and government affairs for ExxonMobil; Stephen Coll, dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; and Todd Kendall, senior vice president of Compass Lexecon. Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at the Columbia University School of Law, was the moderator.

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