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Wetlands Must Be Considered in Floodplain Management

July 13, 2009

(Washington, DC) — The July-August 2009 issue of the National Wetlands Newsletter provides a detailed look at how our floodplain management...

Mid-Atlantic Governors Sign Accord on Ocean Conservation As ELI Helps States Prepare for Renewable Ocean Energy

July 10, 2009

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute has published a study which shows that alternative energy sources are included in the ocean resource strategy plans of coastal states. ELI...

ELI Handbook Supports Obama's and Rockefeller's Call for Developing a Federal Marine Spatial Planning Framework

June 24, 2009

(Washington, DC) — Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is a key strategy for comprehensively managing the nation’s ocean and coastal environment. The Environmental Law Institute’s new...

EPA Releases Tools that Determine Wetland Condition

May 13, 2009

(Washington, DC) — The national goal of “no net loss” of wetlands remains a daunting challenge. In February 2009, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and...

ELI Announces Winner of Fourth Annual "Endangered Environmental Laws" Student Writing Competition

May 5, 2009

(Washington, DC) — Shawn LaTourette, a third-year student at the Rutgers School of Law-Camden, was named the winner of the fourth annual ELI-ABA-NAELS “Endangered Environmental Laws” Student...