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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.

Report Finds Potential Public Danger in EPA Superfund Practice

May 23, 2000

Public safety measures used at many Superfund sites sometimes fail in the long run, possibly jeopardizing human health and the environment, according to a new ELI report. The measures, which are...

Wetlands Course for Beginners and Experts

April 7, 2000

ALI-ABA, the Environmental Law Institute®, and the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources have joined forces to update wetlands practitioners and other professionals on the...

ELI Proposes Framework for Preventing Mining Pollution in Americas

March 28, 2000

The recent mining disaster in Romania, which poisoned several European rivers with toxic lead and cyanide, has once again demonstrated the environmental damage that the industry can cause....

DOJ’s Schiffer To Present History, Future of NEPA at ALI-ABA Course

February 29, 2000

Professionals involved in environmental impact assessments can’t miss the star-studded faculty at ALI-ABA’s annual advanced course on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)and...

Ford Grant Will Upgrade ELI Brownfields Program

February 29, 2000

The Ford Foundation has made a $300,000 grant to the Environmental Law Institute® to help ELI strengthen its Brownfields Program. The grant is aimed at fostering effective citizen...