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The Environmental Law Institute is widely respected as “a nonpartisan organization specializing in legal analysis and not known for taking sides in political fights,” as the New York Times has noted. When members of the media, private bar, government, business, and public interest organizations seek expert information on environmental law and policy, they turn to ELI.

ELI Turns 50 on December 22, 2019

December 18, 2019

(Washington, D.C.): December 22, 2019, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Law Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to ensure a...

ELI Offers Special Programming in Celebration of Its 50th Year: NEPA 50 Years Later

December 2, 2019

Washington, DC:  Fifty years ago this month, the very same day the Environmental Law Institute was formed, Congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), setting in motion a...

Environmental Law Institute Welcomes Three New Board Members

November 5, 2019

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Mason Emnett; Sally Fisk; and Carlton...

ELI Offers Special Programming in Celebration of Its 50th Year: Protecting the Ocean

November 1, 2019

(Washington, D.C.): Our oceans act as a crucial life-support system for the planet and its inhabitants—soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, providing a wealth of natural resources,...

ELI to Draft Model Legal Language in Support of Small-Scale Fisheries

October 29, 2019

(Washington, DC): With half of all fish catches coming from artisanal and household fishing operations, small-scale fisheries (SSFs) are a crucial component of food security and the global economy...