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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.

Celebrating Earth Day 2021

April 22, 2021

(Washington, DC):  Benjamin F. Wilson, Chair of the Environmental Law Institute’s Board, and Scott Fulton, ELI President, released the...

New Guideline for Pioneering Conservation Lawsuits to Protect Wildlife

April 20, 2021

Jakarta, Indonesia, Lancaster, England, and Washington, DC—A pioneering initiative demonstrates how environmental law could help protect threatened species—including from illegal wildlife...

New Book Helps Local Leaders & Stakeholders Confront Climate Change

April 20, 2021

(Washington, DC):  Local leaders understand the urgency of the climate crisis and are highly motivated to learn how to prevent and mitigate its consequences. John R. Nolon’s ...

New Book Calls for Constitutional Right to a Healthy Planet

April 19, 2021

(Washington, D.C.) — More than 50 years ago, Franklin L. Kury, newly elected to Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, drafted and championed an ...

Race and Policing

April 16, 2021

(Washington, DC) : Benjamin F. Wilson, Chair of the Environmental Law Institute’s Board, and Scott Fulton, ELI President, released...