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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.

Institutional Controls in Use

Environmental Law Institute Staff
September 1995

This report anticipates amendments to Superfund and describes in concrete terms how institutional controls have been used at Superfund sites and in similar situations in the past. Experience with past use of institutional controls provides Superfund policymakers with valuable examples and knowledge about how best to use these tools to protect humans for as long as risk remains at a site. Read More >

Rediscovering the National Environmental Policy Act: Back to the Future

Rediscovering the National Environmental Policy Act: Back to the Future

Environmental Law Institute Staff
September 1995

One principle of conservation has always been to find new uses for old things. One such old thing, in mint condition, is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), signed on January 1, 1970. Like an unexpected legacy from a forgotten relative, it is about to come in handy. Read More >

Impacts of the Proposed "Job Creation and Wage Enhancement Act of 1995" (H.R. 9)

Paul Locke, James McElfish, John Pendergrass
February 1995