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U.S. Tax Breaks Subsidize Foreign Oil Production

September 18, 2009

(Washington, DC) — The largest U.S subsidies to fossil fuels are attributed to tax breaks that aid foreign oil production, according to research to be released on Friday by the Environmental Law...

Global Mandatory Register for Nanomaterials Essential if Environmental, Health and Safety Risks are to be Managed

September 10, 2009

(Washington, DC) — The establishment of a mandatory reporting system for nano-enabled products in commercial use across both the US and EU is essential if regulators are to effectively...

ELI Handbook Explains New and Successful Strategies in U.S. Western Water Policy

July 30, 2009

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute has developed a handbook that identifies and explains the various ways in which 12 Western States have addressed practical and legal...

Financial Responsibility Tools Can Protect the Great Lakes From Biological Pollution

July 20, 2009

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute announces the release of a white paper identifying financial...

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...