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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.

Local Governments, Businesses, and Environmentalists on Maryland's Eastern Shore Call for a Regional Vision for Smart Growth

July 31, 2000

Just like their big-city counterparts, towns on the largely rural Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay are beginning to confront the adverse effects of sprawl development. At a recent roundtable held...

Packard Grant Supports "Wetland Banking" Database

July 27, 2000

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has given $125,000 to the Environmental Law Institute® to promote understanding of "wetland mitigation banking," an evolving conservation tool that may be...

ELR® Launches New On-line Service on International Environmental Law, Laws of Other Nations

July 27, 2000

Practitioners in the burgeoning field of international environmental law and attorneys who work with the environmental laws of other nations have a new ally from an old friend....

MacArthur Grant To Help ELI Strengthen Biodiversity Protection In Africa

July 20, 2000

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $405,000 grant to the Environmental Law Institute to build African capacity to protect biodiversity through law. This grant will...

ELI Updates Environmental Law References For Practitioners

July 20, 2000

ELI announces new editions of its fundamental references for environmental practitioners, the ...