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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.

Halting the Decline of the Chesapeake Bay's Forests

September 29, 2000

Though forests are the primary land cover in the Chesapeake Bay states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, recent data show that many parts of the Chesapeake region have lost substantial...

Local Governments, Businesses, and Environmentalists on Maryland's Eastern Shore Call for a Regional Vision for Smart Growth

July 31, 2000

Just like their big-city counterparts, towns on the largely rural Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay are beginning to confront the adverse effects of sprawl development. At a recent roundtable held...

ELR® Launches New On-line Service on International Environmental Law, Laws of Other Nations

July 27, 2000

Practitioners in the burgeoning field of international environmental law and attorneys who work with the environmental laws of other nations have a new ally from an old friend....

Packard Grant Supports "Wetland Banking" Database

July 27, 2000

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has given $125,000 to the Environmental Law Institute® to promote understanding of "wetland mitigation banking," an evolving conservation tool that may be...

African Constitutions Key To Environmental Enforcement

July 20, 2000

Recent controversies over rampant deforestation, damage from oil and gas development, and pollution from mining in Africa highlight the pressing need for enforcement of environmental laws and...