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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.

Stewardship Commitment for Contaminated Sites Inconsistent Among States

December 12, 2002

Thousands of brownfields and other contaminated sites are being returned to beneficial uses as a result of state programs, yet many of these sites lack adequate measures to protect site users from...

Building Capacity in Africa: New Grants Awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

October 29, 2002

The Environmental Law Institute® has been awarded generous grants in support of new and continuing projects in Africa. For more than three years, the Institute’s Africa Program has...

Study Finds Dramatic Increase in use of Mitigation Banks and In-lieu-fees

October 16, 2002

The face of mitigation banking has changed substantially over the past 10 years, according to a report released by the Environmental Law Institute. Based on a two-year study of off-site...

Call for Nominations for 2003 National Wetlands Awards

October 4, 2002

Each year the environmental community comes together to honor individuals who have dedicated their time and energy to protecting our nation’s precious wetlands. The Washington, DC-based...

New ELI Publication Finds States Lack Comprehensive Invasive Species Laws

September 12, 2002

Non-native species like the voracious snakehead fish, the tenacious glossy buckthorn tree, and the damaging zebra mussel, threaten the ecological integrity and biological diversity of our nation...