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ELI Board of Directors Elects Six New Members

January 2000

The Environmental Law Institute® announced today the election of six new Directors to its Board of Directors, which is a careful balance of representatives from federal and state government, industry, the private bar, citizens organizations, and academia.

“These distinguished individuals will bring a wealth of experience, energy, and new perspectives to the ELI Board of Directors,” said ELI President J. William Futrell. “ELI’s emphasis on working with all sectors allows for consensus-building necessary for reform and will advance environmental protection by improving law, management, and policy in 2000 and beyond.”

Bringing their varied international experiences to the Board are Eileen Claussen, Executive Director of the Pew Center on Climate Change and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Judge Howard M. Holtzmann, former senior member of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague; and James Gustave Speth, Dean, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and former Administrator for the United Nations Development Programme.

Langdon Marsh, Director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Michael Traynor, partner in the Cooley Godward LLP litigation department and former chairman and president of EarthJustice Legal Defense Fund, and Robert A. Wyman, Partner, Latham & Watkins Los Angeles office, bring additional perspectives to the ELI Board.

The Board of Directors also reelected Board Chairman Donald W. Stever, partner in charge of environmental practice at Dewey Ballantine, and elected Ridgway M. Hall, Jr., a partner with the Washington, D.C.- based law firm Crowell & Moring, as Secretary-Treasurer.