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The March/April Issue of the National Wetlands Newsletter

March 4, 2013

Compensatory mitigation is required under the Clean Water Act to offset unavoidable impacts to wetland habitat. Central to achieving these offsets is the use of mitigation banks that must sell...

Local Elected Officials Hold Keys to America's Wind Energy Future

February 26, 2013

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) today released a guide to the key issues local elected officials will face when deciding where to site large wind energy facilities. The...

Bridging the Divide Between Water Quality and Quantity Management in Western U.S.

February 19, 2013

(Washington, DC) — A new report by the Environmental Law Institute sheds light on the deep divide between surface water quality and quantity management in the American West and suggests ways to...

Watershed Health Pilot Projects in the Latest National Wetlands Newsletter

January 4, 2013

The Environmental Law Institute and The Nature Conservancy offer insight into how often-piecemeal wetland protection can lead to positive-sum outcomes through a watershed approach. The January/...

ELI Releases Overview of BP's Criminal Plea Agreement for Deepwater Horizon

November 20, 2012

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is releasing a concise overview of the November 15 criminal plea agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and BP, which resolved...