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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.

Updated Handbook Helps Navigate Post-Rapanos Clean Water Act

May 23, 2012

(Washington, DC) — In a year marking the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, federal courts across the country continue to struggle in determining jurisdiction and applying the fractured...

ELI Announces Winner of Seventh Annual Constitutional Environmental Law Student Writing Competition

May 15, 2012

(Washington, DC) — Melissa Waver, a second-year student at Suffolk University Law School, has been named winner of the seventh annual ELI-ABA-NAELS...

Ambassadors and Experts Examine New Developments in Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

April 25, 2012

(NEW YORK) — On April 24, 70 ambassadors, international experts and researchers met to examine recent lessons from more than 60 countries in managing natural resources to support peacebuilding and...

2012 National Wetlands Awards

April 11, 2012

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute announced today the recipients of the prestigious National Wetland Awards—individual stewards from across the country who have been...

Environmental Law Institute Receives Grant to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Mexico

February 24, 2012

(Washington, DC) — The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) announced the winners of grants under the CEC’s North American Partnership for Environmental...