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In Memoriam: Former ELI Board Member Nelson Talbott

ELI sends its warmest condolences to the family of Nelson “Bud” Talbott, who passed away on February 7 at the age of 93.  Bud, an ELI board member from 1979-84 and friend of the Institute for decades, was a philanthropist for natural resource conservation in the greater Cleveland area. He personally funded the acquisition and permanent protection of literally thousands of acres of wetlands, prairies and forest in Ohio, a monumental effort that earned him the 2009 Environmental Achievement Award from the Ohio Environmental Council.


ELI’s Leadership Council Welcomes Laurie Burt and Bob Sussman

ELI is pleased to announce that Laurie Burt and Bob Sussman have joined the Institute’s Leadership Council.


Time Running Out for Writing Competition Entries

Attention! The deadline for the 2013-14 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition is fast approaching. Click here for more information on the competition and how to submit your entry. And don't forget to send us your submission by 5pm on April 7th, 2014!


Five Things That Can Make or Break Water Solutions in the West

A new ELI guidebook puts a twist on water policy development. Focusing on what influences success, it lays out key factors that ultimately determine the success or failure of water initiatives in the Western United States.


ELI President Nominated for Senior Position at US Department of Justice

The President of the United States has nominated John C. Cruden, President of the Environmental Law Institute, to become the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice. "John Cruden's lifetime commitment to public service, his decades devoted to environmental law, and his outstanding record at the Justice Department make him an unparalleled choice to lead the Environment and Natural Resources Division,” said ELI Board Chair Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr.