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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.

The panel was organized by the Sabin Center at Columbia Law, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

For more information and a link to the panel video, click here.



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