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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.

ELI President Attends “The Future of the Green Economy” in Rome, Italy

April 24, 2019

(Washington, D.C.): The green economy is now a $4 trillion market—roughly the same market share as the fossil fuel sector. Given the impact of this new economy, the Canadian Chamber in Italy...

Environmental Impacts and Opportunities for the Cannabis Industry

April 18, 2019

(Washington, D.C.)—The cannabis industry is lighting up, but at what cost? The social and health implications of cannabis have been hotly debated, but the environmental impacts and opportunities...

Environmental Law Institute Offers Special Programming in Celebration of Its 50th Year

April 2, 2019

(Washington, D.C.): Our air, water, and lands are much cleaner and healthier than they were on April 20, 1970, the first nationwide celebration of Earth Day (organized with the help of original...

New Online “Inventory of Blockchains” Tracks Emerging Applications for the Environment

March 27, 2019

Washington, D.C.—The hype around blockchains—the programming protocol originally created for the Bitcoin—is bidirectional, ranging from apocalyptic predictions of bitcoin energy use that will “...

New Book Arms Policymakers, Lawyers, Private Sector With Tools to Combat Climate Change in the United States

March 19, 2019

Washington, D.C.: With Democrats and Republicans arguing over the virtues and pitfalls of a Green New Deal, and with President Trump’s latest budget proposal cutting many environment- and energy-...