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The Environmental Law Institute is widely respected as “a nonpartisan organization specializing in legal analysis and not known for taking sides in political fights,” as the New York Times has noted. When members of the media, private bar, government, business, and public interest organizations seek expert information on environmental law and policy, they turn to ELI.

Alternative Energy in Delaware within Reach under Existing Law

October 6, 2011

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has published a new study designed to assist Delaware with its regulation and management of offshore renewable energy.

Many Agencies Already Have Federal Authority to Undertake Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

October 3, 2011

Executive Order on Ocean Policy Under Fire

(Washington, DC) — Tomorrow, the House Committee on Natural Resources will have a hearing to discuss coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP)...

More Than Half of States' Waters Go Unprotected in Absence of Federal Regulations

September 13, 2011

(Washington, DC) — In the September-October issue of the National Wetlands Newsletter, a new study by the Environmental Law...

New Data Assess Nation's Portfolio of Wetlands and Waters Without Federal Protection: Many Aquatic Resources Left Vulnerable Following 2006 Supreme Court Decision

September 7, 2011

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute today released a report assessing what wetlands and waters are not being protected by the Army Corps of Engineers since changes in federal Clean...

Environmental Law Institute Releases Climate Science Guide for Environmental Journalists

July 28, 2011

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute is pleased to announce the release of the fourth edition of its landmark book,...