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Scott Pruitt’s EPA: “Back to Basics” or Slash and Burn?

November 1, 2017

(Washington, DC): EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s “back to basics” agenda for the Agency suggests a renewed focus on the fundamentals of environmental protection. But according to a new article...

ELI's John Pendergrass Receives Distinguished Service Award at ANSI’s 2017 Leadership and Service Awards

October 24, 2017

(Washington, DC):  John (Jay) Pendergrass, Vice President of Programs & Publications at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), was recognized at the American National Standards Institute’...

Environmental Law Institute Welcomes Four New Members to its Leadership Council

October 19, 2017

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce four new members to its Leadership Council: Keith A. Matthews, Peggy Otum, Christopher P. Reynolds, and James...

ELI and ABA Release E-Book on Environmental Protection in Trump Era

September 18, 2017

Washington, D.C.: The Environmental Law Institute and the American Bar Association...

Environmental Law Institute Offers Resources for Communities Facing Floodplain Buyouts

September 14, 2017

Washington, D.C.: With the 2017 hurricane season fully upon us, and the likelihood of increased flooding in the months and years to come due to climate change, many communities may soon find...