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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.

Blockchains: Environmental Hype or Hope?

July 9, 2018

Washington, DC: The hype around blockchains—the programming protocol originally created for the Bitcoin—is bidirectional, ranging from apocalyptic predictions of bitcoin energy use...

Environmental Law Institute Offers New Paradigm for Environmental Protection

June 25, 2018

(Washington, D.C.): Environmental quality over the past 50 years has no doubt improved, but the pace of change is leaving in the dust the linear environmental strategies of the past. But how...

New ELI Report Illustrates Opportunities for Materials Recovery and Reuse in the Retail Sector

May 17, 2018

Simply by virtue of the gas inside them, discarded aerosol cans are treated as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). But these same cans, when disposed of by...

William & Mary Law School Student Wins Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

May 15, 2018

(Washington, D.C.): Kristin McCarthy, a second-year student at William & Mary Law School, has been named the winner of the Environmental Law Institute’s 2017–2018 Henry L....

Lisa Jackson, Head of Apple’s Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives, and Former EPA Administrator, to Receive Prestigious Environmental Achievement Award

May 14, 2018

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that it will present its 2018 Environmental Achievement Award to Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Apple’s...