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ELI publishes Research Reports available for free download that present the analysis and conclusions of the policy studies ELI undertakes to improve environmental law and policy. These reports contribute to education of the profession and disseminate diverse points of view and opinions to stimulate a robust and creative exchange of ideas. Those publications, which express opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute, its Board of Directors, or funding organizations, exemplify ELI’s commitment to dialogue with all sectors.

Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Bo

Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Border Directly on the Mississippi River: Mississippi

November 2009

This report compares state numeric water quality criteria to recommended criteria and related standards issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Read More >

Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Bo

Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Border Directly on the Mississippi River: Missouri

November 2009

This report compares state numeric water quality criteria to recommended criteria and related standards issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Read More >

Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Bo

Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Border Directly on the Mississippi River: Tennessee

November 2009

This report compares state numeric water quality criteria to recommended criteria and related standards issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Read More >

Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Bo

Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Border Directly on the Mississippi River: Wisconsin

November 2009

This report compares state numeric water quality criteria to recommended criteria and related standards issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Read More >

Conserving Treasured Landscapes in the Chesapeake: A Special Report

Conserving Treasured Landscapes in the Chesapeake: A Special Report

James M. McElfish, Jr., Dr. Rebecca Kihslinger, and Michael Ng
November 2009

ELI has collaborated with the Friends of the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake Trail, and the National Geographic Society to produce this special report, along with an appendix and map, recommending the development of a bold and coordinated strategy for conserving the Chesapeake’s treasured landscapes and calling for more federal investment in land conservation. Read More >