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Examining the Boom and Bust Cycle in Pennsylvania Shale Country

A new ELI study examines the gas boom in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, and explores best practices to forestall or mitigate a subsequent economic downturn or “bust.”...

ELI Partnership in Mexico to Continue Thanks to Tinker Grant

The Tinker Foundation awarded ELI a two-year grant to continue our work with partner Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) implementing Mexico’s constitutional right to water.

Fred Anderson, First ELI President, Passes

It is with great sadness that the Environmental Law Institute acknowledges the death of Fred Anderson, the first President of ELI. Fred was an acclaimed NGO President, Law Dean, and novelist. From 1970-1980, Fred served as the first Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental Law Reporter and as President of ELI. His great vision and energy set the foundation for the highly respected,...

Mary D. Nichols and State of California to Receive Environmental Achievement Award

The ELI 2014 Environmental Achievement Award will be presented to Mary D. Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, and the state of California whose national environmental leadership stretches back at least to the 1960s...

With Half the Planet Up for Grabs, a Call for Deep Ocean Stewardship

In the May 16 issue of Science, ELI Ocean Program Co-Director Dr. Kathryn Mengerink and co-authors call for stewardship of the world’s largest living space. Read more in her blog, Ocean Talk...

Multinational Firms and NGO Team Up to Offer Royalty-Free Environmental Patents

ELI the steward of the web platform for the Eco-Patent Commons, a collection of patents pledged for royalty-free use by companies and intellectual property rights holders around the world to make it easier and faster to innovate and implement processes that improve and protect the global environment.