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Justice for All: A Statement from ELI President Scott Fulton

For nearly 50 years, ELI has held to a vision of “a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law,” both here and abroad.  “Rule of law” – the idea of law being respected and followed-in-fact – depends on a number of factors, but none more important than the imperative that the law protect fundamental rights and be fairly and equally applied.  In the environmental context, ELI has for years brought understanding to the issue of environmental justice – the idea of fair and equal treatment under environmental law regardless of race, he

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ELI Welcomes Dave Rejeski to lead a new initiative on . . .

Dave Rejeski, Director of the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, will be joining ELI to launch a new focus area on technology, innovation and environmental law.  During his 16 years at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Dave has explored the public policy implications of a wide range of emerging technologies, from nanotechnology to synthetic biology and 3-D printing, as well as the use of technologies such as video games to increase public engagement in complex policy challenges (the latest game is at: http://www.fiscals

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New Study: Good Governance of Natural Resources Essential for Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON, DC and GENEVA—After armed conflict, those who survive need food, water, shelter, the means to earn a living, and the promise of a return to safety and civil order. A new study released today finds meeting these needs while sustaining peace requires more than a forum for governing natural resources; it also requires good governance.

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Vanderbilt Law School Student Wins Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

Megan McLean, a third-year student at Vanderbilt Law School, has been named the winner of the Environmental Law Institute’s 2015–2016 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition. Ms. McLean will receive a $2000 award, a one-year membership to ELI, and publication of her article in the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR®), ELI’s flagship journal and the most often-cited law review covering environmental and natural resource issues. 

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A Message from ELI President Scott Fulton on Earth Day

On behalf of the Environmental Law Institute, I would like to wish a happy Earth Day to one and all. Lady Bird Johnson once said, “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” In our celebration of Earth Day at the Institute, we are reflecting on the world community’s collective engagement in addressing environmental issues. Our own activities today extend far from our headquarters in Washington, DC.

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