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

ELI has released a guide to the key issues local elected officials will face when deciding where to site large wind energy facilities. The nation’s local governments will be dealing with the more than 100 new commercial scale wind farms that will be sited across America this year, and with thousands more to come in the next decade. With 60,000 megawatts of wind energy facilities already in place, this is the fastest growing source of electric power generation in American communities. Click here to view the press release.


Carbon Offsets Under the Clean Air Act: Can They Be Creditable?

On the assumption that a carbon trading system can constitute a performance standard for GHGs under the CAA, the question arises whether offsets should be creditable for compliance. In the March issue of ELR News & Analysis, Richard B. Herzog calls for a super-category based solely on emission of GHGs within which trading would be allowed.


Al Moumin Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding Launched at American University

On March 19, UCLA Political Science Prof. Michael L. Ross delivered the inaugural Al Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding, which was hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), American University’s School of International Service, and the United Nations Environment Programme. More than 80 people attended the event held at American University. The annual lecture series is named for Mishkat Al Moumin, Iraq’s first Minister of Environment, a human rights and environment lawyer, and a Visiting Scholar at ELI.


Register Today! June Summit on Corporate Management and the Environment

Join ELI and the Advertising Self-Regulating Council (ASRC) in June for a must-attend Summit on Private Environmental Governance to learn how corporations managing environmental issues are creating environmental benefits in the face of increasing legal risk….


REMINDER: April 6th Deadline for 2014-15 Writing Competition Fast Approaching!

The deadline for the 2014-15 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition is fast approaching! Entries must be received no later than 5:00 PM ET on Monday, April 6, 2015.The winner will receive a $2000 cash prize, an offer of publication in ELI’s flagship journal, the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR), and a one-year individual membership to ELI. More information can be found here.