Patrick McGinley

West Virginia University

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Patrick McGinley is Professor of Law at West Virginia University School of Law, where he's taught courses in coal and natural resources law and litigation for 40 years.

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Climate scientists say the  Paris Agreement  on greenhouse emissions may offer the last, best chance to slow global warming.

Donald Trump and the fate of the planet

Climate scientists say the Paris Agreement on greenhouse emissions may offer the last, best chance to slow global warming.

from To the Point

A major bankruptcy today may tell a much anticipated story: the coal industry may never be coming back.

Peabody Energy's Bankruptcy and the Demise of Big Coal

A major bankruptcy today may tell a much anticipated story: the coal industry may never be coming back.

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... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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The two international giants are linked in inextricable ways, and yet Americans’ understanding of China consistently lacks nuance.

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What did President Trump do this time?

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The communities of Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton are recovering after attackers shot and killed at least 34 people and injured dozens more.  Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown…

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Author and University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern traces the origins of America's burgeoning white nationalist movement.

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The race for the presidential nomination poses another stress test for the Democratic Party.

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

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Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

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Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

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