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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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ELI Insight and Analysis on the Clean Power Plan

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has been the center of recent attention, given its prominent role in U.S. negotiations at the Paris Climate talks, the U.S. Supreme Court’s unprecedented stay of the rule, and Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden passing days after. But as with most recent rulemakings from EPA, therule has been the center of controversy from the start.

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