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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.

Environmental Law Institute Recognizes Seven National Wetlands Award Winners

April 16, 2013

(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 recognized...

Michael L. Ross Delivers Inaugural Al Moumin Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding

March 25, 2013

On March 19, 2013, Michael L. Ross delivered the inaugural Al Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding, which was hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), American...

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...