MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA -- Patrick McGinley, the Charles H. Haden II Professor of Law at West Virginia University, is the 2016 winner of the Svitlana Kravchenko Environmental Rights Award.
The award recognizes McGinley's "work as a legal scholar, teacher, and
public interest environmental litigator [who] has been committed to the rule
of law, speaking truth to power, mentoring law students and lawyers and empowering
families and communities marginalized by discrimination based on race, wealth,