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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.

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

Paul Locke, James McElfish, John Pendergrass
February 1995

State Civil Penalty Authorities and Policies

Environmental Law Institute
February 1995

Brazil's Extractive Reserves: Fundamental Aspects of Their Implementation - English Edition

Environmental Law Institute
January 1995

Brazil has created an innovative conservation unit called an Extractive Reserve, which has significant potential for demonstrating the feasibility of sustainable development in tropical rainforests and other threatened ecosystems. Based on a progressive socio-economic concept that was developed by Chico Mendes and the National Council of Rubber Tappers, Brazil`s Extractive Reserves are lands owned by the Federal Government which are set aside for the exclusive use of the rubber tappers or other traditional residents of the area. Read More >

Brazil's Extractive Reserves: Fundamental Aspects of Their Implementation - Portuguese Edition

Environmental Law Institute
January 1995

Brazil has created an innovative conservation unit called an Extractive Reserve, which has significant potential for demonstrating the feasibility of sustainable development in tropical rainforests and other threatened ecosystems. Based on a progressive socio-economic concept that was developed by Chico Mendes and the National Council of Rubber Tappers, Brazil's Extractive Reserves are lands owned by the Federal Government which are set aside for the exclusive use of the rubber tappers or other traditional residents of the area. Read More >

A Radon Guide for Tenants

A Radon Guide for Tenants

Tobie Bernstein
December 1994

This pamphlet provides basic information about the problem of indoor exposure to radon gas and suggests steps to take to reduce risks from radon in rental housing. Read More >