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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.

Wetlands Loss and Fisheries Decline: Links Explored in New Publication

January 8, 2001

The North American fishing industry faces serious challenges to its sustainability, as illustrated by the recent near collapse of many New England fisheries and reported overfishing of more than...

Study Shows Moving from Coal to Gas for Electricity Would Sharply Cut Pollution, Help Meet Greenhouse Pledges, at Relatively Low Cost

December 26, 2000

Switching half of the nation’s coal-fired electricity generation to high-efficiency natural gas turbines over the next decade would dramatically reduce air pollution at a relatively low cost...

Book Advances Prescriptions from Leading Experts for Preventing and Sanctioning Environmental Damage from War

December 21, 2000

The flaming oil wells left by Iraq’s army as it retreated from Kuwait in 1991 created an iconic image that etched in the global consciousness the severity of the environmental impacts of...

Using Broader Range of State Laws To Address Climate Change Is Cheaper, More Effective Than Energy Taxes and Emissions Trading Alone

December 4, 2000

The international negotiations held in The Hague on specific means to implement the Kyoto Protocol ended without agreement on November 25, in part because of U.S. concern over costs of complying...

As U.S. EPA Considers Hudson PCB Cleanup, Report Shows How To Enhance Citizen Involvement in Natural Resource Damage Assessment

November 29, 2000

New York State Governor George Pataki recently called for dredging the Hudson River to remove PCBs, a toxic chemical that can harm human health and the environment, and the U.S. Environmental...