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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.

Conserving Treasured Landscapes in the Chesapeake: Appendix

Conserving Treasured Landscapes in the Chesapeake: Appendix

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 appendix, along with the special report and map that recommend 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 >

Consumer Labelling of Nanomaterials in the EU and US: Convergence or Divergence?

Robert Falkner, Linda Breggin, Nico Jaspers, John Pendergrass and Read Porter
October 2009
Legal Authorities Governing Transportation Infrastructure in Liberia: A Desk Stu

Legal Authorities Governing Transportation Infrastructure in Liberia: A Desk Study

October 2009

This desk study identifies and describes key Liberian legal and regulatory requirements related to the construction of a trans-Liberian railroad and a port facility. The Environmental Law Institute identified potential requirements for the construction of a rail line assuming either the use of existing rail track or a new line parallel to the existing line, with the possibility of the line running in or near the Nimba Mountains. Read More >

Estimating U.S. Government Subsidies to Energy Sources: 2002-2008

Estimating U.S. Government Subsidies to Energy Sources: 2002-2008

Adenike Adeyeye, James Barrett, Jordan Diamond, Lisa Goldman, John Pendergrass, and Daniel Schramm
September 2009
Maryland Offshore Energy Framework

Maryland Offshore Energy Framework

James McElfish, Daniel Schramm, and Adam Schempp
September 2009

ELI’s Oceans and Land & Biodiversity staff analyze the tools available to Maryland’s Coastal Zone Management Program to address new energy activities in state and federal coastal waters. The report assesses Maryland’s existing laws and policies, interstate agreements, and federal laws, and identifies potential measures that can help Maryland create an Offshore Energy Framework. Read More >