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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.

Integrated Compliance Programs Key but Undeveloped, according to a New ELI Study

February 24, 2003

The success of environmental regulations and policies depends upon the strength of state environmental compliance programs. At a time when new administrations are assuming control of state...

Existing Biodiversity Data Underused, New ELI Report Finds

February 20, 2003

Poorly planned land development is a prime contributor to the loss of America’s natural heritage of animal and plant diversity. But a new report by the Environmental Law Institute® finds...

ELI Releases Summaries of Regulatory Practices for Animal Feeding Operations

February 12, 2003

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register its long-awaited rules governing the nation’s factory farms, also known as “concentrated animal...

Leslie Carothers to Chair Board of Directors

January 27, 2003

Former Connecticut state environmental commissioner and senior corporate executive, Leslie Carothers has been elected as the Chair of the Environmental Law Institute’s Board of Directors for...

Federal Wetlands Guidance Picks Up ELI Study Recommendations

January 3, 2003

On December 24, 2002, the Army Corps of Engineers released new guidelines for compensatory mitigation projects authorized under Clean Water Act and joined five other federal agencies in a new...