Publications

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., John C. Dernbach, and Thomas D. Peterson, Federal Climate Change Legislation As If the States Matter, 22 Natural Res. & Env't. No. 3 at 3 (2008)

  • Thomas D. Peterson, Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., and John C. Dernbach, Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Climate Change Policy in the United States That Fully Integrates Levels of Government and Economic Sectors, 26 U. Va Envtl L.J. 227 (2008)

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., and Thomas D. Peterson, The Implications of the New "Old" Federalism in Climate Change Legislation: How to Function in a Global Marketplace When States Take the Lead, 20 Pac. McGeorge Global Bus. & Dev. J. 61 (2007)

  • C. Baird Brown, Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., and Glenn L. Unterberger, State Global Climate Change Policy and Business Opportunity, 5 Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence No. 3 (June 2007)

  • C. Baird Brown, Economics of Biodiversity, Biodiversity Conservation Handbook, McKinstry, Ripp and Lisy, eds. (ELI 2006)

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Putting the Market to Work for Conservation: The Evolving Use of Market-Based Mechanisms to Achieve Environmental Improvement in and across Multiple Media, 14 Penn State Envtl. L.R. 151 (2006)

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Adam Rose, and Coreen Ripp, Incentive-Based Approaches to Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Pennsylvania: Protecting the Environment and Promoting Fiscal Reform, 14 Widener L.J. 205 (2004)

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Steps Must be Taken to Avoid Warming, op ed article, Harrisburg Sunday Patriot-News, Section G, p. 1 (June 6, 2004)

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Local Solutions for Global Problems: The Debate over Causes and Effects of Climate Change and Emerging Mitigation Strategies for States, Localities and Private Parties, 12 Penn State Envtl. L. Rev. 1 (2004)

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Laboratories for Local Solutions for Global Problems: State, Local and Private Leadership in Developing Strategies to Mitigate the Causes and Effects of Climate Change, 12 Penn State Envtl. L. Rev. 15 (2004)

Testimony before Legislatures

  • C. Baird Brown, Testimony for Detroit Edison in the Alternate Energy Portfolio Standard rulemaking before the PA PUC

  • C. Baird Brown, Drafted proposed legislation relating to carbon capture and sequestration standards for coal gasification for a major utility in connection with the Governor's energy initiative in Pennsylvania

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Testimony to the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on the advantages of state climate change action (June 21, 2005), at request of the committee

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Presentation of Environmental Priorities to the Rendell Administration and the Joint Conservation Committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly (October 27, 2003), at request of the committee

Academic Appointments

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Adjunct Professor of Law (formerly Maurice K. Goddard Professor of Forestry and Environmental Resources Conservation), "Climate Change Law and Policy," Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Penn State Graduate School (Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007 and Spring 2008) (co-teach with Thomas D. Peterson, Center for Climate Strategies, and Professor Les MacRae)

Appointments to Commissions, Advisory Bodies and Professional Organizations

  • C. Baird Brown: Board Member, The Sustainable Development Fund of The Reinvestment Fund; Co-Chair, Joint American Bar Association, Environmental Markets Association and American Council on Renewable Energy Drafting Committee for a Master Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase and Sale Agreement and Verified Emissions Reduction (Carbon) Purchase and Sale Agreement; Co-Chair, Power Law Committee International Bar Association; Vice Chair, Committee on Energy and Environmental Finance, American Bar Association; Vice Chair, Committee on Renewable Energy Resources, American Bar Association

  • David Gifford: General Counsel, Delaware Valley Green Building Council

  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr.: Vice Chair, Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) Blue Ribbon Commission on Climate Change; Vice Chair, Committee on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems, American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy and Resources; Member, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Carbon Management Advisory Group; Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium Energy and Climate Change Committee; Mediator and Facilitator for the Center for Climate Strategies in connection with numerous state and regional climate planning efforts; Board Member, Pennsylvania Environmental Council; Board Member, Pennsylvania Resources Council.

Representative Presentations and Appearances at Conferences and Workshops

Robert B. McKinstry, Jr.

  • "Ethical Issues in Carbon Sequestration," sponsored by Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2007)

  • “Carbon-The Elephant in the Power Sector,” Ballard Spahr’s 5th Annual Energy Investment and Development Seminar, New York, NY (Oct. 11, 2007)

  • "Climate Change Law," CLE International, Denver, CO (2007)

  • "Climate Change Law for Pennsylvania Lawyers," PBI, Philadelphia, Mechanicsburg and Pittsburgh, PA (course planner) (2007)

  • "Climate Change,” Ballard Spahr CLE for Free, Philadelphia, PA (2007)

  • "Filling the Void: Individual, Private Sector and State Responses to Global Climate Change," sponsored by the University of Virginia Environmental Law Review, Charlottesburg, VA (2007)

  • Lecture on Massachusetts v. EPA, 12th PBI Environmental Law Forum, Harrisburg, PA (2007)

  • "The Business of Climate Change," sponsored by the Pacific/McGeorge Institute for Sustainable Development and Center for Collaborative Policy, McGeorge Law School, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA (February 24-25, 2006)

  • International Bar Association, SEERIL Section Biennial Conference, Rome, Italy (April 2-5, 2006)

  • Lecture on Climate Change Science Issues, 11th PBI Environmental Law Forum, Harrisburg, PA (2006)

  • Keynote Address at Global Warming 2006: An Activist's Primer, cosponsored by Penn Future, Felician Sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Province and Pennsylvania Interfaith Climate Change Campaign, Pittsburgh, PA (2006)

  • "Two Views on Global Warming," Philadelphia Free Library, Lecture sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club (May 2, 2006)

  • Workshop on Climate Change for the Pittsburgh Friends Meeting (2006)

  • DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh PA with video link to the NETL facility in Morgantown, WV (January 13, 2005)
  • Presentation to Drexel University Bioscience Department (May 2005)

  • "K-12 Clean Energy: Buying Clean Energy for Schools," NSEA/NSF Workshop, Radnor, PA (May 20, 2005)

  • Ethics Workgroup, PSU Rock Ethics Institute, at 11th Conference of the Parties under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Montreal, Canada (December 6-7, 2005)

  • “Dealing with Global Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for Agriculture," Agricultural Issues Forum, Lancaster, PA (December 8, 2005)

  • "Facing Climate Change: Tools and Opportunities for Pennsylvania, a Symposium," Widener University Law School, Harrisburg, PA (March 25, 2004)

  • Presentation to 9th PBI Environmental Law Forum, Harrisburg, PA (April 1, 2004)

  • "The People Speak: Energy Use and Global Climate Change: What Americans Should Know," Climate Change Science Debate, Kutztown University (October 13, 2004)

  • Keynote Address on recommendations to Rendell Administration, Pennsylvania Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy (PCIEP) Annual Meeting, sponsored by PCIEP and PADEP, Harrisburg, PA (October 2-3, 2003)

  • "The Globalization of Environmental Issues: Implications of Emerging Global Environmental Issues for Pennsylvania," keynote address, 7th PBI Environmental Law Forum, Harrisburg, PA (March 20-21, 2002)

  • "Global Warming: Causes, Effects and Mitigation Strategies for States and Localities," 2nd Annual Goddard Forum (course planner), Penn State (April 17-18, 2002)