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Ecolabelling Guidelines Misused as Certification Standards

July 10, 2012

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute today released a study clarifying that international fisheries and aquaculture ecolabelling codes of conduct and guidelines cannot be used as...

To Receive Subsidies, Largest Farms Should Accept Greater Environmental Responsibilities: New Stewardship, Disclosure Conditions Would Reduce Water Pollution Cost to Public

June 28, 2012

(Washington, DC) — A report issued today by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) re commends that large-scale commodity crop...

Dockside Enforcement Vital for Enforcing Catch Share Systems

June 22, 2012

(Washington, DC) — Environmental Law Institute (ELI) staff today published a study in Marine Policy...

Updated Handbook Helps Navigate Post-Rapanos Clean Water Act

May 23, 2012

(Washington, DC) — In a year marking the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, federal courts across the country continue to struggle in determining jurisdiction and applying the fractured...

ELI Announces Winner of Seventh Annual Constitutional Environmental Law Student Writing Competition

May 15, 2012

(Washington, DC) — Melissa Waver, a second-year student at Suffolk University Law School, has been named winner of the seventh annual ELI-ABA-NAELS...