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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.

New Report Outlines Effective and Innovative “In-Lieu Fee” Compensatory Mitigation Programs Nationwide

July 25, 2019

(Washington, DC) — Recent historic flooding across the United States and the ever-increasing threat of powerful hurricanes have highlighted the importance of healthy wetlands and the...

GreenTech 2019: Innovating Environmental Protection for the Future

July 24, 2019

(Washington, D.C.): Technology is radically reshaping how things are powered, made, and moved. It is allowing us to observe environmental conditions in real time, and to adjust how we produce...

Patagonia Founder, CEO, to Receive Prestigious Environmental Achievement Award

July 8, 2019

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that it will present its 2019 Environmental Achievement Award to Yvon...

Environmental Law Institute Offers Special Programming in Celebration of Its 50th Year: Environmental Justice & Vulnerable Communities

July 1, 2019

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute envisions a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law. Within this lens, it is clear that...

Giving Green Streets the Green Light

June 25, 2019

(Washington, D.C.): The vast majority of assessed water bodies across the United States are designated as impaired. Cities contribute to the problem with stormwater runoff from roads, buildings,...