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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.

Making the Most of the Watershed Approach: New Report From ELI

April 24, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) — The Oil Pollution Act and CERCLA allow for the recovery of more than just cleanup costs following an oil spill or the release of hazardous substances. These laws also provide...

A Message From ELI President Scott Fulton on Earth Day

April 22, 2018

(Washington, DC): On behalf of the Environmental Law Institute, I would like to wish a happy Earth Day to one and all.  ELI was not even a year old when the first Earth Day was celebrated...

Environmental Peacebuilding Association Launched to Improve Learning and Action on Environment, Conflict, and Peace

April 22, 2018

(Washington, DC) – The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), UN Environment, and partner institutions are pleased to announce the launch of the...

Environmental Law Institute Offers Resources for Communities Dealing With Floods

April 2, 2018

(Washington, D.C.):  Many communities across the United States witnessed record flooding last year following the tumultuous 2017 hurricane season. In February, flooding occurred across much...