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New Book Highlights Importance of High-Value Natural Resources to Peacebuilding in War-Torn Nations

November 14, 2011

(WASHINGTON, DC; NAIROBI; TOKYO; MONTREAL; OSLO) — The overriding importance of political will to rebuild sound institutions, promote accountability and anti-corruption efforts, better...

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...