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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.

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...

New Online Services Provide Updates on State, Federal Environmental Developments

February 7, 2000

Practitioners in the burgeoning field of federal and state environmental law have new allies from an old friend. ELR&reg — The Environmental Law...

Study Shows How To Build Public Participation Capacity

February 3, 2000

Recognizing that environmental protection is most effective when it has strong citizen support, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently begun a number of efforts to enhance public...

ELI Maps Out Legal Roadblocks to Electronic Reporting of Environmental Data

February 3, 2000

EPA is preparing to join the fast lane of the Information Super Highway. Hot on the heels of its success with electronically submitted reports for the Toxic Release Inventory, EPA is working on a...

As Clean Water Act Changes Course, New Guide to TMDL Program Provides Chart

January 11, 2000

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the states are changing to a new method to achieve water quality goals. Until recently, regulators have concentrated on reducing pollution from large...