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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.

Call for Entries: 2015 U.S. Ramsar Wetlands Photo Contest

February 18, 2015

The Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Awards is announcing the opening of the 2015 U.S. Ramsar Wetlands Photo Contest. The contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill...

Caribbean Nations Strive to Close Gaps in Marine Area Protections

February 12, 2015

A new ELI study will help lawmakers in the Caribbean achieve a stronger and more uniform approach toward enforcement in marine protected areas...

REMINDER: April 6th Deadline for 2014-15 Writing Competition Fast Approaching!

February 2, 2015

The deadline for the 2014-15 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition is fast approaching! Entries must be received no later than 5:00 PM ET on Monday, April 6...

States Key to Protecting Children from Environmental Exposures

January 28, 2015

Protecting children from environmental exposures in child care facilities is a critical need. A new report by ELI and the Children’s Environmental Health Network examines state policies and...

Nigerian Gold Mining Reform a Blueprint to Reducing Global Lead and Mercury Exposure

January 28, 2015

ELI has released a comprehensive assessment of Nigeria’s artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector, designed to improve long-term health and environmental outcomes. ...